Stavins presents at ASSA meetings January 2022
Professor Stavins presented on a panel on “Decarbonizing the Global Economy: Balancing Economic Efficiency and Political Feasibility,” at the ASSA Meetings on January 8, 2022. (Stavins presentation begins at 5:20 in the video.)
Stavins featured at “Top Environmental Economists,” January 2022
Professor Stavins is profiled and interviewed by Ingmar Schumacher, Professor of Economics at IPAG Business School in Paris, France, at website, “Top Environmental Economists,” including a brief video interview, and a much more extensive written version.
Robert Stavins, Anatol Leiven, and Joel Rogers - Background Briefing, Soundcloud, November 7, 2021
An Assessment of the Work So Far at the COP 26 Climate Conference
Event at COP26 at Korea Pavilion, November 8, 2021
Professor Stavins speaks at the Korea Pavilion at COP26 on “Outcomes of COP26 and Implications for National and Sub-National Policy” (Stavins remarks begin at 30:00 in the video)
Explaining the “Ratchet Mechanism” in the Paris Climate Agreement, October 2021
Professor Stavins explains for the Harvard Gazette the Paris Agreement’s ratchet mechanism, and its importance for global climate policy.
Global Forum on Climate Change Law and Institutions, September 13, 2021
Professor Stavins speaks in Seoul, Korea, on “What Will Happen with U.S. Climate Policy under the Biden Administration?” (Stavins remarks begin at 40:00 in the video)
Panel Session on The Future of U.S. Climate Change Policy from Bruegel, February 17, 2021
Professor Stavins participates in a panel discussion hosted by Bruegel, the European think tank, examining “Prospects for U.S. Climate Change Policy under the Biden Administration.”
Panel Session from The Nature Conservancy with Professor Stavins, February 4, 2021
Professor Stavins participates in a wide-ranging panel discussion hosted by The Nature Conservancy, examining “Opportunities for Climate Action in 2021.”
Harvard Workshop on the Economics of the Clean Air Act: In Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Act, January 8, 2021
Professors Joseph Aldy and Robert Stavins host a workshop at Harvard, featuring six presentations by leading U.S. scholars examining what has been accomplished and what remains to be accomplished by the 1970 U.S. Clean Air Act.
"What Can an Economist Possibly Have to Say About Climate Change?" November 9, 2020
The 2020 Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota.
Interview with Professor Stavins about International and Domestic Climate Change Policy, January 6, 2020
Professor Stavins is interviewed by Thoko Moyo for the Harvard Kennedy School’s “PolicyCast” in a wide-ranging discussion about climate change economics and policy.
Extended Interview with Professor Stavins about Climate Change Policy and U.S. Politics, November 9, 2019
Professor Stavins appears in extended interviewed by CGTN America’s Karina Huber about climate change policy in the United States.
Interview regarding Market-Based Approaches to Environmental Protection, September 2019
Professor Stavins discusses the theory and application of market-based environmental policy instruments in a video series, “Public Policy Applications of Microeconomic Concepts,” part of a series produced by SLATE (Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence) at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Robert Stavins interviewed by Sott Tong, on NPR's Marketplace, July 12, 2019.
Rob Stavins discusses how the cost of carbon is rising and how it is affecting the European marketplace.
Robert Stavins interviewed by Daniel Raimi on Resources for the Future podcast, July 9, 2019.
The podcast disusess the role that economics has played in shaping environmental policy, both in the past and today. As major proposals like the Green New Deal seem to be turning away from market-based approaches, long-advocated by most economists, Rob shares how he sees the role of environmental economics in today’s environmental policy landscape.
Robert Stavins interviewed by Dorothy Wickenden on The New Yorker, June 13, 2019.
Interview with The New Yorker, "Can the Democrats Design a Pragmatic Climate-Change Policy?"
Professor Stavins featured on PBS News Hour "How 2020 democrats plan to address climate change."
PBS News Hour story discussing plans for addressing climate change from the democratic presidential candidates, June 6, 2019.
Interview regarding New IPCC Report on NPR’s Background Briefing, October 2018
Professor Stavins is interviewed by Ian Masters on NPR’s Background Briefing about the new report about the 1.5 degrees Centigrade temperature target from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, October 9, 2018.
Interview regarding California’s CO2 Cap-and-Trade Design, August 2018
Professor Stavins is interviewed by Robert Wyman, partner at Latham & Watkins, LLP, regarding potential innovations in the design of California’s CO2 cap-and-trade system for the post-2020 period.
Presentation on Global Climate Change Policy, June 2018
Professor Stavins delivers a PowerPoint presentation on the subject of “An Update on Global Climate Change Policy,” on behalf of Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education, June 13, 2018.
Distinguished Public Lecture, Singapore, May 2018
Professor Stavins presents the RSIS Distinguished Public Lecture at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, in cooperation with the National University of Singapore, May 3, 2018.
Description of Research Presented by Harvard Project on Climate Agreements in Bonn, Germany at the Annual Climate Talks
In this video produced by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Professor Stavins describes research he presented at the Bonn Climate Negotiations (November, 2017) with co-authors Gilbert Metcalf and Michael Mehling, regarding the linkage of heterogeneous climate policies in ways that would be consistent with the Paris Agreement.
Interview in Bonn, Germany re Climate Talks
Professor Stavins is interviewed by ICCG at Bonn Climate Negotiations regarding progress on the rulebook for Article 6, November 16, 2017.
NPR "On Point" Discussion from and regarding the Climate Negotiations in Bonn, Germany
Tom Ashbrook interviews Professor Stavins on National Public Radio’s “On Point,” on November 14, 2017, at the UNFCCC’s COP-23 in Bonn, Germany. Included in the interview, which begins at 30 minutes into the one-hour program, is consideration of the international implications of the announced intention of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement in 2020.
Interview on WGBH Radio re Bonn Climate Negotiations and State-Level Policies
Professor Stavins is interviewed on November 7, 2017, on WGBH Radio (Boston) regarding the climate change negotiations taking place in Bonn, Germany.
Interview on NPR’s Marketplace re Sub-National Climate Policy
Professor Stavins is interviewed on July 18, 2017, on Marketplace regarding California and other sub-national climate policies.
Interview regarding European and U.S. Climate Change Policy
Professor Stavins is interviewed on March 23, 2017, at Villa Lazzaroni in Rome, Italy, by the Enel Foundation regarding European and U.S. climate change policy.
Policy Roundtable on Climate Change and Energy Policy in Rome
Professor Stavins chairs a policy roundtable on climate change and energy policy on March 23-24, 2017, at Villa Lazzaroni in Rome, Italy, co-sponsored by the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and the Enel Foundation.
New Yorker Podcast on Trump’s Executive Order to Rollback Climate Policies
Dorothy Wickenden, Executive Editor of The New Yorker, interviews Professor Stavins on The New Yorker Podcast, on March 30, 2017, with the focus on President Donald Trump’s Executive Order of March 28th, in which he attempts to rollback climate policies of the Obama administration.
NPR "On Point" Discussion re Trump Decision to Revisit Obama’s Motor Vehicle Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) Standards
Jane Clayson interviews Professor Stavins on National Public Radio’s “On Point,” on March 16, 2017, one day after President Donald Trump announced in Detroit, Michigan, his intention to revisit the Obama Administration decision of January, 2017, to finalize CAFE standards at a fleet average of 54.5 miles per gallon for the year 2025.
Interview on PBS NewsHour about Obama Climate Legacy
Professor Stavins is interviewed on January 11, 2017, by Myles O’Brien regarding President Barack Obama’s “Obama’s ‘bold, yet fragile’ climate legacy.”
Panel Discussion Co-Sponsored by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements at COP-22 in Marrakech
Professor Stavins moderates and presents in a panel discussion at COP-22 in Marrakech on “Realizing the Potential of the Paris Agreement,” November 17, 2016.
NPR/WBUR Radio Interview from Marrakech on Climate Talks and Incoming President Trump
Professor Stavins is interviewed by NPR correspondent, Meghna Chakrabarti, for segment, “The Fate of the Climate Under President Trump,” WBUR Radio, November 16, 2016.
Interview on NPR’s “Living on Earth” about Paris Agreement Coming into Force
Professor Stavins is interviewed on October 9, 2016, by Steve Curwood on NPR’s “Living on Earth,” regarding the significance of the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement by the European Union.
An Economist’s Take on Climate Change: The Paris Agreement and the Post-2020 World
Professor Stavins speaks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on May 5, 2016, as part of the MIT Energy Initiative Distinguished Lecture Series. He explains why economic thinking is important for the formulation of effective, sensible, and politically feasible climate change policies, and applies this perspective for an analysis of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Stavins is introduced by Professor Valerie Karplus of MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Television Interview at Le Bourget, Site of Paris Climate Talks
Professor Stavins is interviewed halfway through COP-21 in Paris, France, about the progress at the talks and the likelihood of success, December, 10, 2015.
COP-21 Side Event in Paris on IPCC Reform
Professor Stavins moderates and participates in a panel discussion, “The IPCC at a Crossroads: Enhancing the Usefulness of the IPCC to the UNFCCC Process,” on December 9, 2015, at COP-21, in Paris, France.
NPR/WBUR Radio Interview from Paris on the Cost of Climate Agreement
Professor Stavins is interviewed by NPR correspondent, Meghna Chakrabarti, for segment, “The Price Tag on Promises to Address Climate Change,” WBUR Radio, December 7, 2015.
All Things Considered NPR Radio Interview from Paris on Climate Talks
Professor Stavins is interviewed by NPR correspondent, Christopher Joyce, for segment, “U.N. Delegates Confront the Cost of Stopping Climate Change,” NPR, December 3, 2015.
HKS Policycast Interview regarding Paris Climate Talks
Professor Stavins is interviewed for the Harvard Kennedy School’s Policycast, December 2, 2015, prior to Professor Stavins departure for the Paris climate talks. The interview focuses on the Paris climate talks and the work of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.
NPR "On Point" Discussion about the Paris Climate Talks
Tom Ashbrook interviews Professor Stavins on National Public Radio’s “On Point,” on November 30, 2015, just prior to Professor Stavins departure for the Paris climate talks. The discussion focuses on the promise and the challenges of the international climate negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
PBS NewsHour Interview re the IPCC Report and Political Obstacles to U.S. Climate Policy
Judy Woodruff interviews Professor Stavins on the PBS NewsHour, on April 15, 2014, regarding the report just released in Berlin, Germany, of Working Group III of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and political obstacles in the United States to effective climate policies.
Linkage as a Foundations for Post-Durban Climate Policy Architecture
Professor Stavins is interviewed by Faculti, a research video platform that engages with the academic and professional research community, January, 2014. The topic is linkage among cap-and-trade systems as part of the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
PBS NewsHour Interview re the Accomplishments of the 2013 Climate Change Negotiations in Warsaw
Judy Woodruff interviews Professor Stavins on the PBS NewsHour, on November 27, 2013, regarding the completed international climate change policy negotiations in Warsaw, Poland. Did the Warsaw conference put world on track towards a 'new global climate regime'?
What Can an Economist Possibly Have to Say About Climate Change?
Professor Stavins speaks at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, on March 4, 2015, as part of the Leadership through Mentorship Program.
WJR Radio Interview re the Government Approval Process of the IPCC AR5 WG3 Summary for Policymakers
Frank Beckmann interviews Professor Stavins on The Frank Beckmann Show, News/Talk 760 AM WJR Detroit, on May 1, 2014, regarding the recently released IPCC reports and the government approval process.
The role of carbon pricing in influencing the energy choices that people make
Professor Stavins explains why carbon pricing is an essential tool for governments to use in meeting climate mitigation goals in a cost effective manner. September 30, 2013.
Harnessing Market Forces to Protect the Climate, Presentation at IDEASpHERE, Harvard Kennedy School
Professor Stavins and Professor Rohini Pande conduct a session on environmental economics and climate change policy, May 15, 2014, at the Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
What Can an Economist Possibly Have to Say About Climate Change?
Professor Stavins delivers the June and Edgar Martin Memorial Lecture as the culmination of his four days at the 2014 Miller Upton Scholar at Beloit College, November 7, 2014.
Upton Forum Panel: The Ideas and Influence of Robert N. Stavins
Professors Lynne Kiesling (Northwestern University) and Sheila Olmstead (University of Texas, Austin) and Drs. Yoram Bauman (CarbonWA) and Gernot Wagner (Environmental Defense Fund) speak on a panel session on “The Ideas and Influence of Robert N. Stavins” as part of the 2014 Miller Upton Forum at Beloit College, November 7, 2014. After the four panelists, Professor Stavins responds.
Energy Efficiency, Climate Change, and Entrepreneurship
Professor Stavins responds to four panelists on the topic of energy efficiency and climate change at a panel discussion that is part of the 7th Annual Miller Upton Forum, for which Professor Stavins was the 2014 Miller Upton Scholar. Professor Stavins’ response to the panel begins at 1h 18m.
Renewable Energy, Climate Change, and Entrepreneurship
Professor Stavins responds to four panelists on the topic of renewable energy and climate change at a panel discussion that is part of the 7th Annual Miller Upton Forum, for which Professor Stavins was the 2014 Miller Upton Scholar. Professor Stavins’ response to the panel begins at 1h 45m.
An Economic View of Environmental Protection
Professor Stavins presents the keynote address at the Assoreca and Green Economy Network’s Conference on Sustainability in Manufacturing, Milan, Italy, November 20, 2014.
Concluding Comments on Sustainability and Climate Change
Professor Stavins presents brief, concluding comments at the Assoreca and Green Economy Network’s Conference on Sustainability in Manufacturing, Milan, Italy, November 20, 2014.
PRN Radio Interview re the 2013 Warsaw Climate Change Negotiations
Betsy Rosenberg interviews Professor Stavins on The Green Front, on December 4, 2013, regarding the international climate change policy negotiations in Warsaw, Poland. Professor Stavins expresses some cautious optimism.
The 2013 Climate Change Negotiations in Warsaw, Poland, and the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
Professor Stavins explains the background of the international climate change policy negotiations taking place in Warsaw, Poland, in November, 2013, their significance, and the path ahead. As director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, he also describes the activities of the Project at the meetings in Warsaw.
Keynote Address at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Conference on Protecting Critical Infrastructure in Urban Areas
Professor Stavins describes the key take-away points in an interview following his keynote address at a Conference on Protecting Critical Infrastructure in Urban Areas, held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in Manhattan on November 1, 2013.
Campaign for the American Conversation: Economics and the Environment
Professor Stavins is interviewed by the 92nd Street Y’s (New York) “Campaign for the American Conversation” about Economics and the Environment.
JFK50: A Career Born Out of the Inaugural — Robert Stavins
Professor Stavins explains why he owes his career path — from student to Peace Corps volunteer to environmental economist — to President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural speech.
Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy – Virtual Book Tour
Professor Stavins introduces the second book of his collected works, published by Edward Elgar Ltd, featuring articles from the period 2000 to 2011.
The Calderwood Lecture in Economics at Wellesley College
Professor Stavins delivers the annual Calderwood Lecture in Economics at Wellesley College on “Beyond Kyoto: An Economic Perspective on Climate Change Policy.” The introduction is provided by Professor Phillip Levine, Chairman of the Department of Economics.
Beyond Kyoto: An Economic Perspective on Climate Change Policy — Robert Stavins Keynote Address
Professor Stavins delivers keynote address at the Institute of International and European Affairs on September 16, 2011. With preparations underway for the next round of climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa, Stavins discussed the prospects for the negotiations, the future of climate action beyond the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, and the economics of climate change policy.
HKS75 - Robert Stavins
Professor Stavins talks about the future of the Harvard Kennedy School, as part of HKS75, a yearlong celebration of the School’s 75th anniversary.
Economics of the Environment, Sixth Edition – Strangers on a Plane
Professor Stavins introduces the Sixth Edition of Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings, published in 2012 by W. W. Norton & Company.
Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
Professor Stavins describes this international initiative which features 40 research projects around the world plus intensive interactions with national governments, NGOs, and private industry.
Winning Strategies for Ticket Pricing in Professional Sports
Professor Stavins makes a presentation on “Winning Strategies for Ticket Pricing: What Secondary Market Data Do – and Do Not – Tell You,” at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 3, 2012.
What are the Key Lessons We Learn from International Climate Negotiations?
Professor Stavins is interviewed at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., on July 31, 2012.
SO2 Allowance Trading: The Ironic History of a Grand Policy Experiment
Professor Stavins presents a paper co-authored with Professor Richard Schmalensee (MIT) on four ironies about the SO2 allowance trading system, at the Regulatory Policy Seminar Series, at the Harvard Kennedy School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on September 13, 2012.
The Future of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Professor Stavins speaks on a panel at Columbia Law School in New York City on the role of sub-national policy instruments for a global commons problem, on October 22, 2012.
The Effect of Allowance Allocations on Cap-and-Trade System Performance
Professor Stavins and Professor Robert Hahn (University of Oxford) make a presentation at the University of Chicago on December 4, 2009, at a conference, “Markets, Firms, and Property Rights: A Celebration of the Research of Ronald Coase.”
AB 32 and Global Climate Change: The National Context of State Policy for a Global Commons Problem
Professor Stavins makes a presentation at a University of California conference in Sacramento on California’s Climate Change Policy: Economic and Environmental Impacts of AB 32 on October 4, 2010.
Getting Serious About Global Climate Change
Professor Stavins participates in an event sponsored by the Institute of Ethics and Public Affairs at San Diego State University, “After Kyoto I: The Moral and Policy Considerations of Climate Change,” on May 3, 2012.
Europe's View on International Climate Policy
Professor Stavins moderates discussion and responds when European Commissioner Connie Hedegaard spoke at the Harvard Kennedy School on Monday, September 20, 2010, on "Europe's View on International Climate Policy." Session is introduced by HKS Professor William Hogan.
An Economic Perspective on Climate Change Policy
Professor Stavins delivers an address on October 14, 2011, at a conference on “Free Market Solutions to Today’s Toughest Problems” at the William J. O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.
Geneva Dialogue: Justice and Environment
Professor Stavins delivers address on “International Climate Policy: Trade-Offs of Performance, Efficiency, & Equity” in the Geneva Dialogue Series on Justice and Environment in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 29, 2011, sponsored by the Graduate Institute – Geneva and the United Nations Environment Program.
Transatlantic Perspectives on Climate Governance
Professor Stavins participates in a panel of European and U.S. scholars at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University on October 19, 2009.
Architectures for Agreement: Addressing Global Climate Chanage in the Post-Kyoto World
Professor Stavins introduces this book co-edited with Joseph Aldy, then of Resources for the Future, published by Cambridge University Press, in the fall of 2007.
Environmental Economist's Critique of Kyoto
Professor Stavins critiques the Kyoto Protocol at Yale University's Croon Hall on October 16, 2009.
Linkage of Cap-and-Trade Policies
Professor Stavins testifies before the United Kingdom Parliament Committee on Energy and Climate Change, November 10, 2014.
Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings, Fifth Edition
Professor Stavins introduces the Fifth Edition of Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings, published in 2005 by W. W. Norton & Company.
Environmental Protection and the Social Responsibility of Firms: Perspectives from Law, Economics and Business
Professor Stavins introduces this book, co-edited with Bruce Hay, Harvard Law School, and Richard Vietor, Harvard Business School, and published by Johns Hopkins University Press, in 2005.
The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation
Professor Stavins introduces this book, published by Edward Elgar in 2004.
Public Policies for Environmental Protection
Professor Stavins introduces this book, published by Resources for the Future in 2000.
Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings, Fourth Edition
Professor Stavins introduces the Fourth Edition of Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings, published in 2000 by W. W. Norton & Company.
Environmental Protection: Is the Public Willing to Pay?
Professor Stavins moderates a panel discussion on economics and the environment among four Administrators of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Carol Browner, Douglas Costle, William Ruckelshaus, and William Reilly, in the Harvard Kennedy School Forum, December 14, 1994.
Market-Based Strategies for Environmental Protection
Professor Stavins moderates and participates in a discussion of market-based approaches to environmental protection with Claudine Schneider, William Reilly, and Timothy Wirth, in the Harvard Kennedy School Forum, May 16, 1991. The evening was part of Round II of Project 88, and was dedicated to the life of the late Senator John Heinz.
Fenway Park, June 2003
Daniel catches a ball off the bat of Nomar Garciaparra on June 11, 2003, with Mom (Joanna) sitting next to him in the old sky boxes at Fenway Park.