Environmental Science and Public Policy professor at Harvard University
Author of best-selling book "Climate Shock'
Served as economist at the Environment Defense Fund (2008 – 2016)
Gernot Wagner is a research associate at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a lecturer on Environmental Science and Public Policy, the executive director of Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program, an associate at the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, and an associate at the Harvard University Center for the Environment.
He is the author of Climate Shock, alongside Harvard’s Martin Weitzman and published by Princeton University Press (2015, paperback 2016), a Top 15 Financial Times McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2015, now also Austria’s Natural Science Book of the Year 2017; and But will the planet notice?, published by Hill & Wang/Farrar Strauss & Giroux (2011, paperback 2012).
He is the professor for the “Climate Policy—Past, Present, and Future” paper 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).
Gernot Wagner 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) and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a consultant for EDF.
He 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 masters in economics from Stanford.
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