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Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change

May 27, 2015 • 8:00 AM • Law School 4047
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Please join us for a conference on "Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change," organized by the Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy in collaboration with SCRiM Network. The conference will include papers and presentations by economists, philosophers, policy scholars, and lawyers on many aspects of the topic, such as: the effect of intra- and intergenerational inequality on the social cost of carbon or optimal mitigation pathways; the distributional effects of mitigation policies such as carbon taxes, cap-and-trade, or REDD; how current integrated assessment models (IAMs) such as RICE, FUND or PAGE take account of distributional concerns, and how IAMs can be refined to better do so; how equity concerns should influence disaster aid or other efforts to reduce the effects of global warming; altruism and equity; the choice between utilitarian and equity-regarding (e.g., "prioritarian") social welfare functions as the normative basis for evaluating climate policies; and the relation between equity and corrective justice (compensatory) considerations with respect to climate policy. Please note space is limited and registration (free) is required. For registration, please go to the conference webpage at https://law.duke.edu/laweconomicsandpublicpolicy/conferences/climatecha…. Sponsored by by the Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy in collaboration with SCRiM Network. For further information, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at icc2015@law.duke.edu