18 & 19 December 2008

The Economic Cost of Climate Change


Masahiko Aoki (Stanford University), Michel Armatte (Centre A. Koyré), Jean-Pierre Dupuy (Stanford University), Olivier Godard (C.N.R.S.), Jean-Charles Hourcade (C.I.R.E.D.), Inge Kaul (Hertie School), Philippe Quirion (C.N.R.S.), Thomas Schelling (University of Maryland), Robert Solow (M.I.T.), Nicholas Stern (London School of Economics), Thomas Sterner (University of Gothenburg), Martin Weitzman (Harvard University)

Conference volume: Changing Climate, Changing Economy




1. Economics and the Environment
Martin Weitzman (Harvard University)
Olivier Godard (CNRS)
Commentator: Philippe Quirion (CNRS)

Some Basic Economics of Extreme Climate Change, Martin Weitzman (Harvard University)


Economics in the Environmental Crisis: Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?, Olivier Godard (CNRS)


Comments on Olivier Godard and Martin Weitzman’s presentations, Philippe Quirion (CNRS)


2. Scenarios and Models of Climate Change
Michel Armatte (Centre Alexandre Koyré)
Thomas Sterner (University of Gothenburg)
Commentator: Jean-Charles Hourcade (CIRED)

Building Scenarios: How Climate Change Became an Economic Question, Michel Armatte (INSEE)


In Defence of Sensible Economics, Thomas Sterner (University of Gothenburg)


Comments on Michel Armatte and Thomas Sterner’s presentations, Jean-Charles Hourcade (CIRED)


Comments, Questions and Answers


3. Certainties, Uncertainties and What They Imply about Action
Thomas Schelling (University of Maryland), keynote speaker
Commentators: Masahiko Aoki (Stanford University) and Jean-Pierre Dupuy (Stanford University)


Comments on Thomas Schelling’s presentation, Masahiko Aoki (Stanford University)


Comments on Thomas Schelling’s presentation, Jean-Pierre Dupuy (Stanford University)


4. Round Table chaired by Robert Solow (MIT): Where Do We Stand and Where Do We Go from Here?
Inge Kaul (Hertie School of Governance)
Thomas Schelling (University of Maryland)
Nicholas Stern (London School of Economics)
Thomas Sterner (University of Gothenburg)
Martin Weitzman (Harvard University)

Part 1


Part 2