Skip over navigation

Polluting less now and consuming more later

Francis Dennig, a postdoctoral research associate with Princeton University’s Program in Science Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP/Woodrow Wilson School), will speak on “Polluting Less Now and Consuming More Later: Having Our Grandchildren Pay for More Efficient Emissions Abatement,” on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., in 219 Aaron Burr Hall, at Princeton University.
 

The seminar is presented by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies’ (PIIRS) research community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change.   Seminar papers are available to anyone with a Princeton Net ID online. Others wishing to attend should contact Kathleen Allen.**

Dennig, an economist, is also affiliated with the University Center for Human Values. His research reevaluates standard tenets of welfare economics in light of the demands of climate policy. In particular, he examines the effect of uncertainty on optimal emissions abatement policy and the effect of policy on the intergenerational distribution of welfare.  Ph.D. University of Oxford.

Marc Fleurbaey, Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanistic Studies, professor of public affairs, and the University Center for Human Values, will serve as commentator.

 The research community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change, is codirected by Marc Fleurbaey, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values; Robert Keohane, professor of international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Melissa Lane, professor of politics and director of the Program in Values and Public Life; Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Stephen Pacala, Fredrick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, director of the Princeton Environmental Institute, and co-principal investigator of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative; Harold Shapiro, president emeritus of Princeton University, and professor of economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and Robert Socolow is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and co-principal investigator of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative.

 For more information contact Kathleen Allen, kballen@princeton.edu or 609-258-5078.