Atkinson Memorial Lecture 2023

Atkinson Memorial Lecture 2023

The Global Priorities Institute and the Oxford Department of Economics is pleased to announce the Atkinson Memorial Lecture 2023, delivered by Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics). Professor Gollier will present "The economics of discounting and carbon valuation under deep uncertainties".

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3:30pm - 5pm, Friday 9th June 2022.
Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building, OX1 3UQ

This event will be followed by a drinks reception for in-person attendees.

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About the speaker


christian gollier

Christian Gollier

Toulouse School of Economics

Christian Gollier's research spans the fields of economics of uncertainty, environmental economics, finance , insurance, and cost-benefit analysis, with a particular interest in long-term sustainable effects. He founded the Toulouse School of Economics with Jean Tirole in 2007 and has been its director since 2009 (with a hiatus in 2015-2016). He has published more than a hundred articles in international scientific journals. He has also published 10 books on risk including "The Economics of Risk and Time" (MIT Press), which won the "Paul A. Samuelson Award (2001). In 2012, he published a book entitled "Pricing the Planet's Future" at Princeton University Press, which he presented at the "6th Arrow Lecture" at Columbia University. Christian Gollier is one of the authors of the 4th and 5th reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007 and 2013). In addition, he regularly advises several governments on their public investment evaluation policies. He is president of EAERE, the European Association of Environmental Economists. His recent book for the general public, "Le Climat après la fin du mois" (PUF 2019), deals with the importance of taking action in the face of climate change and has been a great success in France.



About the Atkinson Memorial Lecture


In memory of Professor Sir Tony Atkinson.


The Atkinson Memorial Lecture is an annual distinguished lecture series established in 2018 in memory of Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, jointly by the Global Priorities Institute (GPI) and the Department of Economics. The aim is to encourage research among academic economists on topics related to global prioritisation - using evidence and reason to figure out the most effective ways to improve the world.



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