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Climate Change: An Economic and Financial Perspective

and Anisfield School of Business present:

Climate Change:
An Economic and Financial Perspective

Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D.
Monday, February 26, 2018, Friends Hall

Refreshments and Registration 7 p.m.
Presentation 7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to or call 201.684.7373.

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Arguments over climate change typically center on the science, namely: How much are human activities causing the globe to warm? But, even if we agree on the science, we still have to answer the economics of climate change. Is climate change all-bad, or are there benefits? If climate change is harmful, is it worth trying to slow down, and how quickly? What measures should governments take, and do existing policies actually achieve their stated goals? Why does something as basic as the discount rate, drive the entire debate on climate change? How should businesses plan for both climate change and the government policies associated with it? Dr. Robert P. Murphy will address these issues and more.

Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D.

Dr. Robert P. Murphy is chief economist for the Institute for Energy Research. He has written peer-reviewed articles and testified before Congress on the economics of climate change. Murphy holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University, and is currently a Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. He is the author of numerous books, including Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action (Independent Institute 2015), which, is a distillation of the work of the Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises. Along with Tom Woods, Murphy is co-host of the popular podcast “Contra Krugman.”

This event has been made possible by a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.