Looking Back, Looking Forward

When I received the email inviting me to apply to become a Monroe Scholar, I was excited about all of the areas of inquiry into which I could delve. I chose climate change because it impacts – and is affected by – the other major challenges faced by society. I had not yet crystallized my […]

Carbon Pricing

Climate change is the result of greenhouse gases (GHGs) being released when fossil fuels are used in the economy – usually for energy generation. GHG emissions are related to economic growth, and it is useful to consider the factors in play. The first factor is population. The second is economic growth, GDP, or per-capita GDP. […]

The Importance of Discounting

In my finance class during the foundation semester – the “block” – at the business school, the most fundamental concept we learned is called Time Value of Money. This principle can be summarized by the statement that a dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow. If you offer me $100 today versus $100 […]