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Funding climate change research in economics: Another bottleneck?

Two years ago, our journal assessment showed that economists’ response to the planetary emergency has been incommensurate with the magnitude and urgency of this crisis. Since then, other studies have added evidence to that claim (see Roos & Hoffart, 2021). In this blog piece, we examine one potential reason behind that: the lack of funding for economic research on climate change.

The Social Responsibility of Economics and Economists

The social responsibility of economics and economists COP26 approaches this year in the wake of a sobering IPCC report. It is the opinion of many that the conference is among the last chances to direct the world economy on the path to sustainability, notwithstanding the societal and natural disasters already occurring around the world. However, …

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