Energy Economics and the Environment

Environmental issues require trade-offs, primarily in how we use energy. A former White House economist offers answers.
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Energy use and its impact on the environment will be two of the most important issues of the 21st century. The large role of energy in geo-political relationships combined with the fact that most of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with global climate change come from energy production means the energy sector is poised for dramatic change, and thus great opportunity. This course is designed to be a primer for potential entrepreneurs, investors, managers and policy makers on energy and environmental issues.

Topics will include environmental economics, energy economics, environmental ethics, oil sector, the electricity sector, alternative energy, sustainability, climate change and climate policy.

Instructor

Assistant Professor of Economics - Vassar College
Ben Ho
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Ben Ho is a behavioral economist at Vassar College and fellow at the Institute for Social Sciences at Cornell. His research uses economic tools like game theory and experiments to understand social systems such as apologies, identity, and climate concerns. Previously, Ho was an assistant professor of economics at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, as well as lead energy economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and has worked and consulted for Morgan Stanley and several tech startups. Ho holds degrees in economics, mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, political science and education from Stanford and MIT.

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