The economics of climate change; two economists view - de Roger Guesnerie and Nicholas Stern[Reading report] by Emmanuelle Rica


The author is part of the "Alternative Management" third year specialization program in HEC Paris

This book is the summary of debates that occurred between Roger Guesnerie and Nicholas Stern. It was published a few months before the release in fall 2013 of the IPCC report on Climate Change science. This book is focused on the economics of climate change and offers a useful recap of what economist think about Climate Change and what solutions they offer to fix the problem. This book also gives a better understanding of what is at stake in international negotiations. 3 main topics are dealt with: the economist’s vision of climate change, national and regional policies and international negotiations.

Quote article  Emmanuelle Rica, « The economics of climate change; two economists view - de Roger Guesnerie and Nicholas Stern », 27 february 2014, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]

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