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Gernot Wagner

Gernot Wagner

Writing for PS since 2016
11 commentaries

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Gernot Wagner, a climate economist at Columbia Business School, is the author, most recently, of Geoengineering: The Gamble (Polity, 2021).

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  1. The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting
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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Sep 28, 2022 Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.

  2. The Clean-Energy Race Is On
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    The Clean-Energy Race Is On

    Aug 15, 2022 Gernot Wagner shows how America's landmark climate legislation will trigger a cascade of economic and environmental benefits.

  3. We Need to Talk About Geoengineering
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    We Need to Talk About Geoengineering

    Sep 22, 2021 Gernot Wagner shows how radical technological interventions should fit into the broader climate-policy debate.

  4. Economics Needs a Climate Revolution
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    Economics Needs a Climate Revolution

    Jun 28, 2021 Tom Brookes & Gernot Wagner warn that the neoclassical orthodoxy is utterly unequipped to grapple with climate change.

  5. The Climate Tipping Point We Want
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    The Climate Tipping Point We Want

    May 4, 2021 Gernot Wagner shows why current economic and technological trends will make the politics of the green transition easier.

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    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.
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    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.
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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.
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    Toward a Progressive Economic Agenda

    Mariana Mazzucato

    Past policy failures and unmet populist promises represent an opportunity for progressive leaders. But to win power, they must articulate a coherent alternative economic-policy program, focusing not only on redistribution but also on wealth and value creation.

    offers a five-pronged policy blueprint for the left to counter populism and recover electoral relevance.
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    The Gorbachev Diagnosis

    Daniel Yergin revisits a 2001 interview with the former Soviet leader to consider where things went awry for Russia.
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    The Canary in the Inflation Coal Mine

    Jonathan D. Ostry explains why central banks should pay much greater attention to shipping costs.
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    The Crumbling Nuclear Taboo

    Beatrice Fihn urges countries to refrain from responding to Russia's nuclear threats with nuclear threats of their own.
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    The Trussonomics Warning

    Jason Furman explains why all policies intended to help one group must nowadays come at the expense of other groups.
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    The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism

    Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that the illegal annexation of four more Ukrainian territories will handicap future Russian leaders.

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