Eller Economics Professor Cited in The New York Times

July 29, 2022

In the Headlines

Derek Lemoine, associate professor of economics in the Eller College of Management, was cited in a recent New York Times article stating how climate change will affect the economy in the future.

“As a profession, we’ve been really focused on future economic impacts from climate change, because we’ve been focused on how you should be taxing carbon emissions,” says Lemoine. “We’ve been less focused on what climate change is doing already, partly because we didn’t realize it would happen this quickly.”

Lemoine joined the Eller College of Management in 2011 after earning his PhD in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to teaching at Eller, he is also a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research and an associate fellow for the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in the Climate Change Research and Policy Network. His areas of expertise include environmental and energy economics, climate change, technological change and decision-making under uncertainty and over time. His current research combines economic theory and computational methods to better understand the dynamics of optimal environmental policy and of energy systems. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and the Econometric Society.