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The Social Cost of Carbon: Valuing Inequality, Risk and Population for Climate Policy

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018, 4:30

Tuesday, October 2, 2018. 4:30PM. The Social Cost of Carbon: Valuing Inequality, Risk and Population for Climate Policy. Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University. Sponsored by Princeton University Climate Futures Initiative. More information here.


Fleurbaey will speak about and afterward discuss with Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics Director, University Center for Human Values, the role of ethical values in determining the social cost of carbon, highlighting inequality, risk and population ethics. Although the usual approach to cost-benefit analysis for climate policy is utilitarian, considering the social cost of carbon is rather flexible and can be expanded to a broader set of social-welfare approaches.

Location  Louis A. Simpson Building, Room A71, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.