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A Comparative Analysis of Climate Change Performance: Democracy versus Authoritarianism

Assessing the influence of democratic and authoritarian regimes on mitigation efforts

 The impact of anthropogenic activity, both at the industrial and private level, continues to exacerbate the issues surrounding climate change in today’s society. The possibility of future progress grows breaker due to limited action by nations to thwart the detrimental effects of c... Read More

Is an International Consensus on Climate Change Mitigation Possible?

Anthropogenic activity, both at the private and at the industrial level, continues to raise the salience of climate change. With the advent of new technologies and increased capacity in the scientific field, climate change has not only been proven to exist but has also been shown to have a detrimental impact on future generations. Despite this overwhelming evid... Read More

When Do Monetary Incentives Backfire?

In economics “incentives matter”, so much so that the bestselling book Freakonomics defines the discipline of economics as the study of incentives. Extrinsic incentives, like cash payments, are familiar forms of incentives and they are often proposed in order to motivate or alter the behavior of individuals. So, should students get financially rewarded for class attendance? Would a... Read More

Tanner: Growing Government and Slowing Growth – Obama’s Contradiction

With unemployment still hovering near 8 percent, President Obama has made it a second term priority to increase economic growth. Yet the president’s own policies, which have lead to a significant growth in the size and cost of government, may make it difficult, if not impossible, for the United States to grow at the rate necessary to significantly increase employment.

Much attention re... Read More

Editorial: The State of the Economy and Monetary Policy Solutions

This editorial is written by Justin Scott Katiraei, Ben Sprung-Keyser, Andreas Schaab, Eugene Wang, Asfandyar Nadeem, and Bob Wu. While serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of this publication, Katiraei also works with his co-authors to represent the Harvard Economics Department at the Federal Reserve. Katiraei, Sprung-Keyser, and Schaab have been together ranked by the Federal Reserve System as F... Read More