Gernot Wagner is a lead senior economist at the Environmental Defense Fund, where he works on market-based solutions to a wide range of environmental problems.

Teaches energy economics as adjunct associate professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Wrote But will the planet notice?, published by Hill & Wang/Farrar Strauss & Giroux.

Served on the editorial board of the Financial Times as a Peter Martin Fellow, where he covered economics, energy, and the environment.

Worked for the Boston Consulting Group advising clients on clean technology and carbon market strategies.

Holds a bachelor’s in environmental science and a master’s and Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard, as well as a master’s in economics from Stanford.

Is a research associate at the Harvard Kennedy School and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Lives in Cambridge, MA, with his wife, Siripanth Nippita, a gynecologist at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and their two children, Annan and Sonja.

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