WILLIAM NORDHAUS

STERLING PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS AT YALE IN MACROECONOMICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT. AUTHOR OF THE DICE MODEL OF CLIMATE AND THE ECONOMY. AWARDED THE NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS IN 2018.

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WILLIAM NORDHAUS

William Nordhaus is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University. His fields are macroeconomics and the environment, and he is the author of the DICE model of climate and the economy. He has served as President of the American Economic Association, Provost of Yale University, and as economic adviser to President Jimmy Carter. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2018.

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Topics:

  • Climate Change,
  • Environment,
  • Energy,
  • Economy

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Books: 

Invention, Growth and Welfare, Is Growth Obsolete?,

The Efficient Use of Energy Resources,

Managing the Global Commons,

Warming the World,

The Climate Casino, and (joint with Paul Samuelson) the classic textbook, Economics, whose nineteenth edition was published in 2010.

The Spirit of Green, The Economics of Collisions and Contagions in a Crowded World , (Princeton University Press, 2021).

BIOGRAPHY

William Nordhaus is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (which is part of the United States). He completed his undergraduate work at Yale University in 1963 and received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1967 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2018 “for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis.”

Nordhaus joined the faculty of Yale University in 1967 and has been Full Professor of Economics since 1973. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is on the research staff of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Cowles Foundation for Research, and has been a member and senior advisor of the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity since 1972. Professor Nordhaus is current or past associate editor of several scientific journals. In 2004, he was awarded the prize of “Distinguished Fellow” by the American Economic Association and served as President of the American Economic Association in 2015-2016.

From 1977 to 1979, he was a Member of President Carter’s Council of Economic Advisers. From 1986 to 1988, he served as the Provost of Yale University. He was Chair of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank for 2013-2015. He has served on several committees of the National Academy of Sciences on topics including climate change, environmental accounting, risk, and the role of the tax system in climate change.

Professor Nordhaus has studied wage and price behavior, health economics, augmented national accounting, the political business cycle, and productivity.

His major work focuses on the economics of climate change, developing models that integrate the science, economics, and policies necessary to slow warming. These studies include the DICE and RICE models of the economics of climate change, which have been widely used in research on studies of climate-change economics and policies. Among his most important contributions is developing approaches that allow estimates of the appropriate emissions price for greenhouse-gases such as carbon dioxide, which are now used to price CO2 in more than 60 countries.

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