At this year’s meeting of the Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA), Center for
Energy Studies Associate Professor Greg Upton, and University of California-Davis
Professor Mark Agerton organized, and served as moderators for, a panel discussion
titled, “Decarbonizing the Global Economy: Balancing Economic Efficiency and Political
Feasibility.” The panel, hosted by the International Association for Energy Economics
(IAEE), was held virtually on Saturday, January 8. Panelists included Robert N. Stavins,
Harvard University; Barry Rabe, University of Michigan; Adam Sieminski, King Abdullah
Petroleum Studies & Research Center (KAPSARC); and Garret Graves, United States House
Panelists discussed decarbonization policies in terms of both economic efficiency and political feasibility. Panelists also brought a variety of perspectives, including economics, political science, industry, and government.
The discussion was recorded and is available on the CES YouTube channel.