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Yohe, Gary W.


Chair, Economics
Economics Department

Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies Program
860.685.3658
Public Affairs Center 328

Professor of Economics
Economics Department
860.685.3658
Public Affairs Center 328

Professor, Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies Program
860.685.3658
Public Affairs Center 328

BA University of Pennsylvania
MA SUNY at Stony Brook
MPHIL Yale University
PHD Yale University

EMAIL:
gyohe@wesleyan.edu
PERSONAL HOME PAGE:
http://gyohe.faculty.wesleyan.edu/
WESLEYAN PO BOX:
Economics Department
COURSES TAUGHT THIS SEMESTER:
ECON310 - 01
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
GARY W. YOHE is the Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University; he has been on the faculty at Wesleyan for more than 30 years. He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, and received his PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1975. Most of his work has focused attention on the mitigation and adaptation/impacts sides of the climate issue. He is a senior member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Involved with the Panel since the mid 1990's, he served as a Lead Author for four different chapters in the Third Assessment Report that was published in 2001 and as Convening Lead Author for the last chapter of the contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report. It that Assessment, he also worked with the Core Writing Team to prepare the overall Synthesis Report. Dr. Yohe is also a member of the New York City Panel on Climate Change and the standing Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change of the National Academy of Sciences. He has testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the "Hidden (climate change) Cost of Oil" on March 30, 2006, the Senate Energy Committee on the Stern Review on February 14, 2007, and the Senate Banking Committee on "Material Risk from Climate Change and Climate Policy" on October 31, 2007. In addition to accepting an invitation to join the Adaptation Subcommittee of the Governor's Steering Committee on Climate Change (CT), he is serving on the Adaptation Panel of the National Academy of Sciences' initiative on America's Climate Choices, National Research Council Panel on Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change through the Behavioral and Social Sciences, The Sustainability Leadership Council of the Green Education Foundation and the National Research Council Committee on Stabilization Targets for Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Concentrations, 2009-2010
ACADEMIC ASSOCIATIONS:
Member of the Earth Science Applications and Societal Objectives Panel of the Earth Science and Applications from Space Panel of the Space Studies Board of the National Research Council of the National Academies, 2005 - 2006. Member of the Board of Editors (with H.J. Schellnhuber, W. Cramer, N. Nakicenovic, and T. Wigley), for Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, 2005 - the Proceedings of the Symposium on Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change hosted by Tony Blair in Exeter, UK in February of 2005. Consult http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue. Member of Climate Change Science Program Product Development Advisory Committee for the United States Department of Energy by the Secretary of Energy. 2006-present. Convening Lead Author of Chapter 20 in the contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change "Perspectives on Climate Change and Sustainability", Consult http://ipcc.ch. Member of the Core Writing Team for the Synthesis Report of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Consult http://ipcc.ch. Testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the "Hidden (climate change) Cost of Oil" on March 30, 2006, the Senate Energy Committee on the Stern Review on February 14, 2007, and the Senate Banking Committee on "Material Risk from Climate Change and Climate Policy" on October 31, 2007. Member of the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change of the National Academy of Science, 2007-present. Member of the New York (City) Panel on Climate Change, August 2008-present. Member, Adaptation Subcommittee of the Governor's (CT) Steering Committee on Climate Change, 2008-2010. Member, National Research Council Committee on America's Climate Choices: Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, 2008-2011. Member, National Research Council Panel on Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change through the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 2009-2010. Member, The Sustainability Leadership Council of the Green Education Foundation since June of 2009; see www.greeneducationfoundation.org. Member, National Research Council Committee on Stabilization Targets for Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Concentrations, 2009-2010.
AWARDS WON:
Fellowships and Awards Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pennsylvania Yale University Fellowship Elected member of Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering Elected member-at-large of Sigma Xi Co-recipient, as a senior member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the Third and Fourth Assessment Reports, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
OFFICE HOURS:
Monday 10:30-noon; Wednesday 10:30am-noon & by appointment
PUBLICATIONS:
https://wesfiles.wesleyan.edu/home/gyohe/web/index.htm