Gernot Wagner

Harvard University

Gernot Wagner is research associate at Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, lecturer on Environmental Science and Public Policy, and executive director of Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program.

Previously, Wagner was an economist at the Environmental Defense Fund, where he worked on market-based solutions to a wide range of environmental problems.

He also taught energy economics as adjunct faculty at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Wagner served on the editorial board of the Financial Times as a Peter Martin Fellow, where he covered economics, energy, and the environment. He also worked for the Boston Consulting Group, advising clients on clean technology and carbon market strategies.

Wagner is the author of But Will the Planet Notice? How Smart Economics Can Save the World (Hill & Wang/Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 2011).

Featured Work

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OCT 31, 2011 Podcast

But Will the Planet Notice?: How Smart Economics Can Save the World

You recycle? You turn down plastic and paper? Good. But none of that will save the tuna or stop global warming. If you want to ...