Advisory Board

Valentina BOSETTI is Full professor at Bocconi University teaching environmental and climate change economics, and a senior scientist at the RFF CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment. She collaborated with Fondazione Enrico Mattei from 2003 to 2018 and collaborate with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change. She wa one of the lead authors of the 5th AR IPCC (2014) and I will be a lead author in the AR6. Principal investigator of a ERC Starting Grant on Innovation and clean technologies (ICARUS) and of a second ERC Starting Grant on Uncertainty and Climate Change (RISICO). President of the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (IAERE) and council member of the European one (EAERE). Her page on the Bocconi university web site (Milan, Italie).

James BOYCE is an author, economist, and emeritus professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he is also a senior fellow at the Political Economy Research Institute. Jim grew up in Michigan. He received his B.A. at Yale University and doctorate from Oxford University. He has written for Harper’s, Scientific American, Politico, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and numerous scholarly journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Ecological Economics, Environmental Research Letters, and Climatic Change. He is the recipient of the 2017 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought and the 2011 Fair Sharing of the Common Heritage Award from Project Censored and the Media Freedom Foundation. His latest book is Economics for People and the Planet: Inequality in the Era of Climate Change (Anthem 2019). He is the author of Economics, the Environment and our Common Wealth (Edward Elgar 2013), Investing in Peace: Aid and Conditionality After Civil Wars (Oxford University Press 2002), The Political Economy of the Environment (Edward Elgar 2002), The Philippines: The Political Economy of Growth and Impoverishment in the Marcos Era  (Macmillan 1993), and Agrarian Impasse in Bengal: Institutional Constraints to Technological Change  (Oxford University Press 1987), and co-author ofAfrica’s Odious Debts: How Foreign Loans and Capital Flight Bled a Continent (Zed Books, 2011) and A Quiet Violence: View From a Bangladesh Village (with Betsy Hartmann, Zed Press 1983). His page on the Political Economy Research Institute Website.

Marc FLEURBAEY is an economist at Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values, USA. He is the editor of Social Choice and Welfare and former editor of Economics and Philosophy. He is Chapter Coordinator for the Fifth Assessment Report (2014) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He was a member of the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress. Marc Fleurbaey holds the Chair “Economics of Welfare and Social Justice” at the College of Global Studies and is one of the moderators of the International Panel on Social Progress. His research in economics and philosophy has focused on normative economics, distributive justice and public policy evaluation. The main areas of application are the measurement of social protection, climate policies, health priorities, and optimal taxation. His page on the Princeton university website.

Céline GUIVARCH  is Director of Research at Ecole des PontsParisTech, Chief Engineer of Ponts Eaux et Forêts and Economist at the CIRED. She works both on the economic impacts of climate change and on the trajectories for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Her work has contributed to the analysis of these trajectories in their physical and economic components, to the treatment of uncertainty in models and scenarios, and to decision making in situations of uncertainty. She participated in the drafting of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report, Group 3 on mitigation and is a Member of the High Climate Council. Her page on the Ecole des Ponts website.

Michael JAKOB is a Senior Researcher at the Mercator Research Institut on Global Commons and Climate Change (Berlin). His research focuses on climate policy in developing countries, with a focus on distributional and Equity Implications of Climate Change Mitigation, the Relation of Climate Policy to Capitalism, Economic Growth, and Globalization, and Governance and Policy Design. Before joining MCC, Dr. Michael Jakob spent more than five years as a PhD student and postdoc researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He holds a PhD in economics from the Technical University of Berlin and has obtained degrees in physics, economics, and international relations from universities in Munich, St. Gallen, and Geneva. His page on the MCC Berlin Website.

Eloi LAURENT is a senior economist at the OFCE (Centre de recherches en économie de Sciences Po, Paris), professor at the School of Management and Innovation at Sciences Po and visiting professor at Stanford University (Paris and Stanford). A macro-economist by training (PhD), his work focuses on the relationship between well-being and sustainability, in particular on the link between sustainability and justice (the social-ecological approach). He is the author or editor of twenty books in French and English (translated into seven languages), three government reports and more than a hundred articles published in French and international journals. His page on the OFCE website.

Kate PICKETT is an Epidemiologist at the University of York, UK. She was trained in biological anthropology at Cambridge University, nutritional sciences at Cornell University and epidemiology at University of California-Berkeley. I am currently Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences. I am Deputy Director of the Centre for Future Health at York, Associate Director of the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub and Deputy Director of Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversit  (LCAB). Within LCAB, she works on the social sciences aspects of environmental change. Her research focuses on the impact of socioeconomic inequality on the health and wellbeing of people, communities and the environment.  She is co-author, with Richard Wilkinson, of the bestselling books, The Spirit Level (2009) and The Inner Level (2018). She is also a co-founder and trustee of The Equality Trust and a Global Ambassador for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WeALL). Her page on the University of York website.

David SCHLOSBERG is Professor of Environmental Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations, Payne-Scott Professor, and Director of the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney. He is known internationally for his work in environmental politics, environmental movements, and pollitical theory – in particular the intersection of the three with his work on environmental justice. His other theoretical interests are in climate justice, climate adaptation and resilience, and environmental movements and the practices of everyday life – what he terms sustainable materialism. Professor Schlosberg’s more applied work includes public perceptions of adaptation and resilience, the health and social impacts of climate change, and community-based responses to food insecurity. He is the author of Defining Environmental Justice (Oxford, 2007); co-author of Climate-Challenged Society (Oxford, 2013); and co-editor of both The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society (Oxford, 2011), and The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory (Oxford, 2016). HIs latest book, Sustainable Materialism: Environmental Movements and the Politics of Everyday Life, is due out with Oxford in 2019. Professor Schlosberg has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, Australian National University, Princeton University, University of Washington, and UC Santa Cruz, among others. His page on the University of Sidney website.