* It’s pronounced like “juggernaut” without the “jug.”

Gernot Wagner is a research associate at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a lecturer on Environmental Science and Public Policy, and a Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment.

Wrote Climate Shock, joint with Harvard’s Martin Weitzman and published by Princeton University Press (2015), a 2015 Top 15 Financial Times McKinsey Business Book of the Year; and But will the planet notice?, published by Hill & Wang/Farrar Strauss & Giroux (2011).

Teaches “Climate Policy—Past, Present, and Future” at Harvard College. Previously he taught energy economics as adjunct associate professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (2011 – 2015) and at NYU Stern School of Business (2016).

Served as economist at the Environment Defense Fund (2008 – 2016), most recently as its lead senior economist (2014 – 2016) and member of its Leadership Council (2015 – 2016). He currently consults for EDF.

Holds a joint bachelor’s magna cum laude with highest honors in environmental science, public policy, and economics, and a master’s and Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard, as well as a master’s in economics from Stanford.

Is a visiting research associate at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Lives in Cambridge, MA, with his wife, Siripanth Nippita, a gynecologist at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and their two young children, Annan and Sonja.