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Dr. Gernot Wagner is a Climate Economist at Columbia Business School.
He is the author of Geoengineering: The Gamble (2021), Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet (2016; Co-Authored with Dr. Martin Weitzman), and But Will the Planet Notice?: How Smart Economics Can Save the World (2012).
Previously, Dr. Wagner was a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University and the Founding Co-Director of Harvard University's Solar Geoengineering Research Program. He started off his career as a Fellow at the Financial Times, a Consultant at Boston Consulting Group, and a Lead Senior Economist at the Environmental Defense Fund.
Dr. Wagner received an Economics Master's Degree from Stanford University, and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science/Policy, and a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University.
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Importance of mentorship: The impact of Dr. Martin Weitzman on Gernot Wagner`s evolution in Climate Economics.
How Gernot’s work at the EDF allowed him to co-author the World Bank’s Emissions Trading in Practice: A Handbook on Design and Implementation.
Gernot’s first book: But Will the Planet Notice?: How Smart Economics Can Save the World.
Gernot’s second book (with Dr. Weitzman): Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet.
The process of co-founding Harvard University's Solar Geoengineering Research Program.
Gernot’s third book: Geoengineering: The Gamble.
Gernot’s Advice to Aspiring Climate and Environmental Economists.
Note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice. The interview took place on 12th July 2023.