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Sabina Shaikh: Economics of Global Climate Change

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“Economics of Global Climate Change”

A presentation by Sabina Shaikh, economist on the faculty in the University of Chicago’s Program on Global Environment and Public Policy Studies.Part of the 2008 Summer Teacher Institute on Climate Change at the University of Chicago Center for International Studies. Dr. Sabina Shaikh is an economist on the faculty at the University of Chicago in Public Policy Studies and the Program on Global Environment where she teaches environmental economics and environmental policy. She is also a Senior Research Economist at the Chicago consulting firm RCF, Inc. Her research includes the economics of climate change policy, markets for air and water pollution control, land-use policy and the valuation of benefits and costs from environmental policy. Dr. Shaikh has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis. She was formerly on the faculty in the Food and Resource Program at the University of British Columbia. She has published papers on topics related to endangered species, fisheries, land use and climate change, and the role of agriculture in the Kyoto Protocol. Her current research includes energy efficiency and the economics of green building, health valuation for urban air pollution, economic valuation of ecosystems, and market-based programs for Great Lakes conservation and restoration.

Lecture hosted by the University of Chicago.