Climate Shock, joint with Martin L. Weitzman and published by Princeton University Press (2015). The book is a Top 15 Financial Times McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2015 and has since been translated into a number of languages.

My one overarching preoccupation: helping to turn the engines of prosperity toward a stable climate. That comes in two buckets:

  • Pricing climate risk
  • Policy and Technology

Work in progress/under review in each:

Pricing climate risk

Ramsey discounting calls for subtracting climate damages from economic growth rates” (with J. Paul Kelleher; SSRN working paper, 18 July 2017)

“Carbon prices, preferences, and the timing of uncertainty” (with William W. Hogan; presented at: Harvard Kennedy School Energy Policy Research seminar, 6 March 2017)

Applying Asset Pricing Theory to Calibrate the Price of Climate Risk” (with Kent Daniel and Robert B. Litterman; NBER Working Paper 22795, November 2016; prior versions presented at: “Developing the Next Generation of Economic Models of Climate Change,” University of Minnesota, September 2014; American Economic Association Meetings, January 2015)

Tipping elements and climate-economic shocks: Implications for the cost of climate change” (with Robert E. Kopp, Rachael Shwom, and Jiacan Yuan; presented at “Climate Damages and Tipping Points Forum,” Arizona State University, January 2016; published in: Earth’s Future, 25 August 2016, doi:10.1002/2016EF000362)

Confronting Deep and Persistent Climate Uncertainty” (with Richard J. Zeckhauser; Harvard Kennedy School discussion paper, 4 August 2016, presented at Energy Policy Seminar, 24 October 2016)

“The Coming Climate G2: United States and India” (with Jonathan Camuzeaux and Thomas Sterner; presented at: Association of Environmental and Resource Economists summer conference 2015), a version of which has been published by Foreign Affairs as “From Copenhagen to Paris” (joint with Richie Ahuja).

Reflections – Managing Uncertain Climates: Some Guidance for Policy Makers and Researchers” (with Frank J. Convery, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Summer 2015)

Freeman, Mark C., Gernot Wagner, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. “Climate Sensitivity Uncertainty: When is Good News Bad?Philosophical Transactions A 373, 20150092 (November 2015).

Climate econometrics” (joint with Sir David Hendry and Felix Pretis, University of Oxford)

Policy and Technology

“Solar Geoengineering and the Chemtrails Conspiracy on Social Media” (with Dustin Tingley, 29 July 2017)

“Solar geoengineering reduces atmospheric carbon burden” (with David W. Keith and Claire L. Zabel, 26 July 2017, forthcoming in Nature Climate Change)

An Economic Anatomy of Climate Management Technologies and Policies” (with Juan B. Moreno-Cruz and David W. Keith; HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-028, 11 July 2017)

The Rebound Effect and Energy Efficiency Policy” (with Kenneth Gillingham and David Rapson; E2e Working Paper WP-013, October 2014; RFF Discussion Paper 14-39, November 2014; Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Winter 2016)

Push renewables to spur carbon pricing” (with Tomas Kåberger, Susanna Olai, Michael Oppenheimer, Katherine Rittenhouse, and Thomas Sterner, Nature 525: 27–29, 3 September 2015)

(r)evolution: how Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and Washington can fix the climate (with Roland Kupers; under contract with Harvard University Press)

Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program (co-led with David Keith, Harvard University)

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