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

Article | Feb 22, 2021

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

Article | Dec 5, 2018

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

Article | Dec 5, 2018

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

Paper Working Paper Series | | Sep 2015

US household wealth concentration is not likely to decline in response to fiscal interventions alone.

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Vox Features INET Climate Research

News Dec 31, 2018

Vox features INET’s package of climate research

The Intercept Features INET Climate Research

News Dec 5, 2018

The Intercept highlights INET research from Enno Schröder and Servaas Storm and Gregor Semieniuk, Lance Taylor, and Armon Rezai