Economy and Ecology

10:30–11:30 pm
Zoom Webinar


Join Professors Michael Greenstone and Dipesh Chakrabarty for an engaging, virtual discussion called "Economy and Ecology"

This virtual event is the newest in the series A Meeting of the Minds: Business and the Human, sponsored by Booth and the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge. The series brings together faculty members from Booth, the humanities, and related fields, such as politics, law, and psychology.

Register now to sharpen your capacity for analytical thinking, creativity, and innovation, and to explore new insights into the world around us.

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM Central Time / 10:30 - 11:30 PM Indian Standard Time 



Michael Greenstone is the Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, the College, and the Harris School, as well as the director of the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics, and the director for the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. He previously served as the chief economist for President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, where he co-led the development of the US government’s social cost of carbon. Greenstone’s research, which has influenced policy globally, is focused on uncovering the benefits and costs of environmental quality and society’s energy choices. His current work involves testing innovative ways to increase energy access and improve the efficiency of environmental regulations globally. He is codirector of the Climate Impact Lab, creator of the Air Quality Life Index™, and cofounder of Carbon Vault.

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Dipesh Chakrabarty is the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College at the University of Chicago. He has a courtesy appointment in the School of Law. His books include Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference, published by the Princeton University Press. He is the recipient of the 2014 Toynbee Prize, which is given to a distinguished practitioner of global history, and the 2019 West Bengal Government's Tagore Memorial Prize for his book, The Crises of Civilization: Explorations in Global and Planetary Histories (2018). His most recent book, The Climate of History in a Planetary Age, will be published next year by the University of Chicago Press. He currently serves as the faculty director for the University’s Center in Delhi.

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Session Moderator: 

Rebecca Jarvis, AB ’03, is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She is chief business, technology, and economics correspondent at ABC News; the host and creator of “The Dropout,” a top-rated podcast which chronicles the rise and fall of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes; and the host and creator of the highly acclaimed “No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis” podcast, which features game-changing women. Jarvis reports for all ABC News programs, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” “20/20,” and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” The Alliance for Women in Media named Jarvis one of the top business journalists in the country with its Women in Numbers Award. Jarvis is also the recipient of a duPont Award for her work covering the Newtown tragedy, and of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in Television and Radio.

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