API-170: Managing Climate Change Risks: Information, Incentives, and Institutions

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2023
Decision-makers – including individuals, businesses, civil society, and policymakers – are undertaking an array of strategies to manage the risks posed by a changing climate. This course explores how information, incentives, and institutions influence the actions taken by decision-makers on (1) adaptation and resilience; (2) emission reductions; (3) carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere; and (4) solar geoengineering. Students will gain exposure to models drawing from decision science, economics, integrated assessment, political science, and statistics to evaluate risk management strategies.  Open to students from all disciplinary backgrounds.