Monday, April 21, 2014

The Urban Economics of Climate Change Adaptation

I'm on a bus heading to Cornell University.  Tomorrow, I will give a talk titled; "Adapting to Climate Change: An Urban Economist's Perspective".  Click on the link to see my slides.   My optimistic talk poses some questions for macro modelers such Prof. Nordhaus and Prof. Weitzman.  For young scholars seeking exciting research questions, I pose dozens of riddles that I expect will set an agenda.  There is a lot of work that needs to be done on a range of environmental and urban economics issues focused on the system of cities and the role that urbanization will play in protecting us from climate change's blows.