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James Stock on Making it Cheaper to be Green (IMF Podcasts)


Most economists would agree a carbon tax is a powerful tool in fighting climate change, but carbon pricing alone is not enough. As green technologies evolve and prices fall, the fight against climate change will need a more nuanced plan of attack where people can actually afford to do the right thing. In this podcast, journalist Rhoda Metcalfe talks to Harvard Professor James Stock about how he sees the decarbonization process playing out sector-by-sector, which is the subject of his article titled Driving Deep Decarbonization in the September edition of Finance and Development.

James H. Stock is the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy in the Harvard Department of Economics and the Harvard Kennedy School. He served on President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers in 2013–14, where he managed the climate and energy portfolio.

Listen to the brightest minds in the field of economics and development discuss their latest research and deconstruct global economic trends. IMF Podcasts are also available on other digital platforms such as Spotify, SoundCloud, Libsyn, and free to use for broadcasters, educators and institutions.


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