Armon Rezai is assistant professor in environmental economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), a researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and an external research affiliate at the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre) of Oxford University. He has published widely on macroeconomic topics, such as growth and distribution, and their application to environmental problems like climate change in numerous economic journals as well as the popular press. Before joining his current department, he earned a doctorate in economics from The New School for Social Research and worked at the United Nations University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki. He has also worked as a consultant to the World Bank and the Austrian National Bank and has been a Fulbright fellow and a visiting fellow at the University of California at Berkeley.
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To Fight Climate Change, Save Energy and Reduce Inequality
The IPCC was correct in emphasizing the need for early mitigation, but their analysis of possible growth trajectories appears to be faulty.
A Reply to Michael Grubb’s Growth-Decarbonization Optimism from Semieniuk et al
Hope for mitigating climate catastrophe may not be lost, but the scale of political change needed is no cause for optimism
The Inconvenient Truth about Climate Change and the Economy
The new IPCC Report is overly optimistic about global productivity growth and fossil fuel energy use. More dramatic, immediate action is needed
Wealth Concentration, Income Distribution, and Alternatives for the USA
US household wealth concentration is not likely to decline in response to fiscal interventions alone.
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