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Events & Opportunities

Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) hosts and sponsors many events, including open houses, conferences, workshops, canoe trips, and various club meetings. Check out the calendar below for more information (or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page).

Contact Us

Michele Dominy
Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies
Director of Environmental and Urban Studies

Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Email: mdominy@bard.edu
Phone: 845-758-7870

Environmental and Urban Studies Program and Economics Program present

Climate Change and Behavioral Economics: Implications for Policy
 

Howard Kunreuther
James D.  Dinan Professor of Decision Sciences and Policy
Co-Director of Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center
Wharton School  University of Pennsylvania
 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

We face challenges in dealing with potentially catastrophic events associated with climate change. Most individuals do not think about investing in energy efficient measures to reduce global warming or undertaking protective actions to reduce damage to their homes from future floods or hurricanes until after a disaster occurs. I will use concepts from behavioral economics and psychology to highlight why we ignore these risks and recommend public-private sector partnerships that provide economic incentives for taking steps now rather than waiting until it is too late.
 

For more information, call 845-758-7870, or e-mail mdominy@bard.edu.

Time: 4:40 pm

Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema