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How Inequality and Climate Change Impede Sustainable Growth

February 7, 2019, 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM

How Inequality and Climate Change Impede Sustainable Growth

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center

General Public 

The "yellow vests" protest in France against fuel tax increases intended to combat climate change shows that people care about the unequal impacts—actual and perceived—of policies. Globalization and economic policies such as deregulation, free capital flows, and austerity, are perceived to have increased inequality. Policies to mitigate change and its consequences, such as disasters and damages, also pose a challenge to equity and fairness for national economies. How can we design policies to foster globalization and tackle climate change in a way that is inclusive and sustainable? How can we overcome cognitive barriers to adoption of policies for the common good?

Join us for a panel discussion with policy analysts, academics, and experts on the relationship between growing inequality and climate change and the path to a sustainable solution.

Seating is first-come, first-served. There will be an overflow room in the event of a full room. If you are unable to attend in person, the event will be livestreamed here. 

Panelists include:

  • 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
  • Erin Hayde, Consultant for Environment & Natural Resources Global Practice at The World Bank and NSSR Economics Alum
  • Prakash Loungani, Assistant Director of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office; Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University and American University

The evening will begin with a brief presentation of the new book Confronting Inequality: How Societies Can Choose Inclusive Growth (Columbia University Press) by two of the authors, IMF economists Jonathan Ostry and Prakash Loungani. A larger panel discussion on the policies and practices that support and impede sustainable growth and fair transitions to sustainable economies will follow. This event will be live-streamed.

The event is hosted by The New School Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis Economics of Climate Change project, headed by economist Willi Semmler and generously supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.

Presented by The New School of Social Research



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