Workshop: Severe uncertainty and climate policy: Perspectives from philosophy and economics

13 May 2019

25-26th April 2019, Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm.
Organizer: Orri Stefánsson.
 
Agenda:
April 25 (Thursday)
09:15 Introduction and welcome
09:30 Daniel Heyen: “Managing the precaution-efficiency trade-off with a flexible margin of safety”
10:45 Richard Bradley: “Pricing catastrophe insurance when the science is uncertain”
12:00 Lunch at Bistro Boheme
13:30 Anna Mahtani: “Accommodating awareness growth”
14:45 Marie-Louise Vierø: “An intertemporal model of growing awareness”
16:00 Fika
16:30 H. Orri Stefánsson: “What is so bad about a climate catastrophe?”
19:00 Dinner at Miss Clara
 
April 26 (Friday)
09:30 Daniel Steel: “Climate change and the collapse of civilization: how uncertain is the risk?”
10:45 Elizabeth Baldwin: “Choosing in the dark: Incomplete preferences, and climate policy”
12:00 Lunch at Bistro Boheme
13:30 Per Wikman-Svahn: “Value-inertia in worst-case scenarios”
14:45 Sven Ove Hansson: “Distinguishing between decision-relevant and decision-irrelevant uncertainties”
16:00 Fika and goodbyes
 
Participants:
Elizabeth Baldwin [Economist, Oxford] 
Richard Bradley [Philosopher, LSE] 
Marie-Louise Vierø [Economist, Queens]
Anna Mahtani [Philosopher, LSE] 
Wendy Parker [Philosopher, Durham] 
Per Wikman-Svahn [Philosopher, KTH] 
Sven Ove Hansson [Philosopher, KTH] 
Anthony Millner [Economist, LSE]
Daniel Steel [Philosopher, UBC] 
Daniel Heyen [Economist, ETH Zurich]