Tharshini Thangavelu defended her thesis “Essays on Malnutrition, Savings and Preferences” on September 12th, 2018. Her thesis touches three different topics in economics, namely preferences, savings and malnutrition. Jinggang Guo defended his thesis “Economics Timber Production and Climate Change mitigation” on October 12th, 2018.
This is good news for the future of our planet, says Kelly de Bruin, associated member of CERE and Research Officer at The Economic and Social Research Institute on Ireland. The IPCC 1.5 degrees report, released a few days ago, warns for deep and immediate climate change action to limit severe climate impacts which makes models that describes the global interplay between the economy and the climate especially important.
CERE’s Runar Brännlund, amongst others, shares his favorite candidate for the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Sciences, Martin Weitzman, on P1 morgon on October 8th (2018). Brännlund raises the Weitzman research both around how polluting businesses can be governed as well as the critique of GDP that only measures market prices, a price seldom found on environmental goods.