29 May 2015
Equity and Risk in Integrated Assessment Models

Integrated Assessment Models (IAM) are models of the climate and the economy used to investigate the consequences of climate policies on the future evolution of climate and their impacts. Such models often consider risk in a crude way, by focusing on most likely or expected outcomes (through Monte-Carlo simulations). They rarely deal with the questions of inter- and intragenerational. The worskop aims at discussing how richer evaluations of risk (through risk and ambiguity aversion) and of equity can be implemented in IAMs.

This event is part of the EquiRisk research project funded by the ANR (ANR-12-INEG-006-01). It is organized in collaboration with the Chair “Welfare Economics” at Collège d’Etudes Mondiales.


9:00–9:15am Welcome coffee

9:15–10:15am Loic BERGER (FEEM) ,  “Integrated Assessment Modeling beyond Utilitarianism: Dynasties, hedging, risks haring”

10:15–11:15am Antonin POTTIER (CERNA–Ecole des Mines),“Growth uncertainty and sequential abatement decisions”

11:15–11:30am Break

11:30–12:30 Simon DIETZ (LSE), “The climate beta” (with C. Gollier and L. Kessler)

12:30–2:00pm Lunch

2:00–3:00pm Francis DENNIG (Princeton), “Why we should make RICE NICE:  the importance of intragenerational distribution of damages for Integrated Assessment Models” (with M. Budolfson, M. Fleurbaey and R. Socolow)

3:00–4:00pm Aurélie MEJEAN (CIRED),“Intergenerational equity under catastrophic climate change” (with M. Fleurbaey and S. Zuber)

4:00–4:15pm Break

4:15–5:15pm Stéphane  ZUBER (PSE-CNRS and CEM-FMSH), “Models  as - usual  for unusual  risks?  On  the  value  of  catastrophic climate change”  (with A. Bommier and B.Lanz)

Attendance is free and open, but registration is mandatory due to space limitation.



Venue : Building Le France
Localisation : Room 318
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