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Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association 2011

Climate and Global Change

June 3-4, 2011

at the University of Graz, Resowi Centre

An ever broader range of policy fields is influenced by climate and global change issues:
international trade, public finance, environment, research and development to name some of
them. Analysis draws on economic theory, such as the discussion on discounting, as well as
empirical models, such as quantifications of carbon leakage implications of unilateral policy.
Do we observe a revival and discussion of old economic concepts, potentially developing
them further, or are we confronted with new challenges by climate change, the “most severe
market failure” according to Stern Review?

Plenary speakers
Phillippe Aghion (Harvard University)
Frank Convery (University College Dublin)

Panel discussion “Post-Copenhagen Climate Policy” with

Barbara Buchner (Climate Policy Initiative, Venice)
Susanne Dröge (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin)
Lukas Meyer (IPCC and University of Graz, Department of Philosophy)
Hans-Peter Weikard (Wageningen University, NL)
moderated by Nadja Hahn (ORF)