Public lecture | Do we do enough for the future?
LSE Deparment of Geography and Environment and Grantham Research Institute public lecture, introduced and chaired by Dr Ben Groom
In this lecture Prof. Gollier will discuss the way one should value and compare projects whose benefits materialize only in the decades or centuries to come.
Alongside Jean Tirole, Christian Gollier created Toulouse School of Economics, one of the best departments of economics worldwide. He subsequently served there as Deputy Director (2007- 2009) and then Director (2009-2015). He has developed in-depth contacts and research partnerships with various industries in France and around the world, in particular with insurance companies, banks and the energy sector. His current fields of interest extend from Decision Theory under Uncertainty to Environmental Economics through Finance, Investment, Consumption Theory, Insurance Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis, with a special interest for long term (sustainable) effects. Christian Gollier has published over 100 articles in top-tier economic journals. He has also published 7 books on risk including “The Economics of Risk and Time”, MIT Press, winner of the 2001 Paul A. Samuelson Award. In October 2012, Princeton UP has published his book entitled “Pricing the Planet’s Future: The Economics of Discounting in an Uncertain World”
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