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Inaugural Event: CIREQ-SGI Lecture on Economics of the Environment

The CIREQ-SGI Lecture on Economics of the Environment is a new annual lecture introduced by CIREQ and the Sustainable Growth Initiative (SGI) at McGill. Each lecture will feature a leading scholar in the field, who will give an original overview of recent developments and debates in research on Economics of the Environment. Lectures will address topics such as Climate change and economic tools to address it, the fiscal costs of climate change, environmental impacts of trade, the energy transition, floods and insurance, among others.

At this inaugural event, Rick van der Ploeg will showcase his research on Transformative Climate Policies: Overcoming Obstacles in the Green Transition.


McGill Faculty Club and Conference Centre
Billiard Room, 3450, rue McTavish
Montréal, Québec H3A 0E5
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This event is free and is open to anyone interested in the topic. Due to limited seating, registration is required. The deadline to register is May 4.


13:00 to 14:00  Registration and Lunch
14:00 to 15:00  Lecture by Rick van der Ploeg
15:00 to 15:30  Networking Session
16:00  End of Event


Rick van der Ploeg 
Research Director, Oxford Centre for Analysis of Resource Rich Economies


Hassan Benchekroun
Department of Economics at McGill University and CIREQ

Markus Poschke
Department of Economics at McGill University, CIRANO and CIREQ

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