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Gernot Wagner

Economist, Environmental Defense Fund

Gernot Wagner is an economist with the Environmental Defense Fund in New York City. He is also teaches energy economics as adjunct faculty at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

His book But Will the Planet Notice? was published by Hill & Wang, a division of Farrar Strauss & Giroux, in 2011. He has served on the editorial board of the Financial Times as a Peter Martin Fellow, where he covered economics, energy, and the environment, and worked for the Boston Consulting Group advising clients on clean technology and carbon market strategies.

Mr. Wagner holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard University, as well as a master’s degree in economics from Stanford University.

Articles by Gernot Wagner

Climate Change: Like an Asteroid

The threat of climate change must be taken far more seriously, before it is too late.

May 24, 2015

Climate Shock: Will We Persist in Collective and Willful Blindness?

The moral dilemma on climate – Errors of commission versus errors of omission.

April 1, 2015

Air Travel and Global Warming: Where the EU Is Leading

Has the EU found a way to get consumers to bear more of the environmental costs of flying?

June 16, 2012