Inequality & the Economic Analysis of Climate Change–Durham, NC

Duke Law

The Duke Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy and SCRiM research network will be hosting a conference on the topic, “Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change” on May 27-28, 2015 at Duke University School of Law in Durham, NC.

“The conference will include papers and presentations by economists, philosophers, policy scholars, and lawyers on many aspects of the topic, such as: the effect of intra- and intergenerational inequality on the social cost of carbon or optimal mitigation pathways; the distributional effects of mitigation policies such as carbon taxes, cap-and-trade, or REDD; how current integrated assessment models (IAMs) such as RICE, FUND or PAGE take account of distributional concerns, and how IAMs can be refined to better do so; how equity concerns should influence disaster aid or other efforts to reduce the effects of global warming; altruism and equity; the choice between utilitarian and equity-regarding (e.g., “prioritarian”) social welfare functions as the normative basis for evaluating climate policies; and the relation between equity and corrective justice (compensatory) considerations with respect to climate policy.”

For more information on event details and registration, please visit the conference website.

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