The “yellow vest” protests in France oppose hiking fuel taxes to fund climate change mitigation, proving that people care about the unequal impacts of both economic and climate policies.
The Paris protests highlight a question every government faces: how can we design inclusive and sustainable policies that both foster globalization and tackle climate change?
Thursday, February 7th
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The New School
Wolff Conference Room (D1103)
- Dani Rodrik, Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard’s JFK School of Government
- Jonathan Ostry, Deputy Director of the Research Department at IMF and Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Research Fellow
- Elke Weber, Columbia Professor in Energy and Environment and Princeton Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs
- Prakash Loungani, Assistant Director of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office; Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University and American University
We look forward to a productive and lively discussion and hope to see you there!
Director, SCEPA’s Economics of Climate Change Project