Climate policy expert Billy Pizer will give a public lecture Thursday, November 3, at 5 p.m. in Room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University.
The lecture, "Climate Policy After Paris: How the U.S. and 190 other countries can save the world" is being organized by the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis (CERPA), the Department of Economics, and the Research Institute for Environment, Energy and Economics at Appalachian.
Pizer is a professor of environmental sciences and policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University.
He served as the senior economist for the environmental at the White House's Council of Economic Advisors, and he was a Lead Author for the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC). Pizer was deputy assistant secretary for environment and energy at the U.S. Treasury Department and a member of the Climate Change Taskforce at the Council of Foreign Relations. He also served on the National Commission on Energy Policy.
Pizer's academic experience includes visiting professorships at The Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University. He holds a PhD and MA in economics from Harvard University and BS in physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis is a campus-wide, multidisciplinary unit at Appalachian State University, located in the Department of Economics in the Walker College of Business. CERPA aims to improve policy and decision-making by producing rigorous research and disseminating relevant information on current economic and policy issues. To that end, CERPA maintains research programs in the specific areas of economic development, environment and energy, and experimental economics.