Signature Lecture and Symposium

Jon Stock's Portrait

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Event postponed

Given the recent developments in the pandemic situation and the rise of the Omicron variant, we've had to make a last minute decision to postpone the Marleau Signature Lecture until a later date. As the event was planned to occur virtually and live on campus with our distinguished speaker James Stock, we did not want to take the risk of exposing anyone.   Professor Stock has kindly agreed to come visit us at a future date in the new year. Thank you for your understanding.

The 2021 Marleau Signature Lecture will be delivered by Professor James H. Stock, Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability, Harvard University and Member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers in 2013-2014.

Climate Change and the Macroeconomy

One of the many challenges posed by climate change is the considerable uncertainty about its macroeconomic impacts, especially at horizons further than a few decades. This uncertainty has important implications for macroeconomic growth and macroeconomic policy. While the most pro-growth climate-macroeconomic policy is to implement efficient, effective, durable, and equitable climate change policies now, we must also prepare for the possibility that political systems do not implement those policies. This lecture explores the possible consequences of failing to enact efficient climate policies in a timely way and the implications of that failure for other aspects of monetary and fiscal policy.

About the speaker

James H. Stock is Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability, Harvard University; the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School. His current research includes energy and environmental economics with a focus on fuels and on U.S. climate change policy. He is co-author, with Mark Watson, of a leading undergraduate econometrics textbook. In 2013-2014 he served as Member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, where his portfolio included macroeconomics and energy and environmental policy. He was Chair of the Harvard Economics Department from 2007-2009. He holds a M.S. in statistics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

About the Symposium

The University of Ottawa Symposium on Economic Policy is a one-day event bringing together prominent scholars, business leaders economists to generate thought-provoking conversations about current issues related to fiscal and monetary policy.



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