Tuesday, April 23, 2013,
Diamond / 142 OSTROVE

Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Columbia University

Scott Barrett is a leading scholar on transnational and global challenges, ranging from climate change to disease eradication. His research focuses on how institutions like norms, customary law, resolutions, and treaties can be used to promote international cooperation. He is the author of, (among others) "Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making," and "Why Cooperate? The Incentive to Supply Global Public Goods." His research has been awarded the Resources for the Future Dissertation Prize and the Erik Kempe Award.

He has advised a number of international organizations, including the United Nations, the World Bank, the OECD, the European Commission, and the International Task Force on Global Public Goods. He was previously a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a member of the Academic Panel to the Department of Environment in the UK. Barrett is a research fellow with the Beijer Institute (Stockholm), CESifo (Munich), and the Kiel Institute of World Economics.

He received his PhD in economics from the London School of Economics.


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