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Changing Climate, Changing Economy

Edited by Jean-Philippe Touffut, Director, Cournot Centre, Paris, France
How did climate change become an economic issue? Why is economic discourse so influential on the public policy of climate change? How can it best contribute to the scientific and public debates? Nine eminent scholars explain in this book both how economics has changed environmental understanding and how the study of climate change has modified the economy.
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Publication Date: 2009
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environment
  • Environmental Economics
How did climate change become an economic issue? Why is economic discourse so influential on the public policy of climate change? How can it best contribute to the scientific and public debates? Nine eminent scholars explain in this book both how economics has changed environmental understanding and how the study of climate change has modified the economy.

Changing Climate, Changing Economy will interest researchers and students in a variety of fields including environmental policy economics, ecological economics, public policy and the environment as well as environmental ethics. Climatologists, environmentalists, public policy advisers and analysts will also find this book invaluable.
‘This volume brings a remarkable variety of viewpoints on appropriate policy to meet the threats brought on by man-made climate change. Not only economic theory but broader political and methodological perspectives are brought to bear by an authoritative set of authors, in what is certainly a significant contribution to the debate.’
– Kenneth J. Arrow, Stanford University, US
Contributors: M. Armatte, J.-P. Dupuy, O. Godard, I. Kaul, T. Schelling, R.M. Solow, N. Stern, T. Sterner, J.-P. Touffut, M.L. Weitzman
Contents:

Preface

Introduction: Changing Climate, Changing Economists?
Jean-Philippe Touffut

1. Climate Change: A Bundle of Uncertainties
Thomas Schelling

Comments: Towards an Enlightened Form of Doomsaying
Jean-Pierre Dupuy

2. Economics in the Environmental Crisis: Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?
Olivier Godard

3. Building Scenarios: How Climate Change Became an Economic Question
Michel Armatte

4. In Defence of Sensible Economics
Thomas Sterner

5. Some Basic Economics of Extreme Climate Change
Martin L. Weitzman

6. Round Table Discussion: Economics and Climate Change – Where do we Stand and Where do we go from Here?
Inge Kaul, Thomas Schelling, Robert M. Solow (Chairman), Nicholas Stern, Thomas Sterner and Martin L. Weitzman

Index