Nobel Prize-Winning Economist to Speak on Climate Change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 04-14-2009

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
530-898-4260

Economist and author Jason Shogren, one of the scientists sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore, will speak this Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. in Ayres 106, on the California State University, Chico campus.

Shogren is the Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management in the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Wyoming. His research examines the behavioral underpinnings of public policy, especially for environmental and natural resources.

Shogren is the editor of “Resources and Energy Economics,” a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and a former senior economist for environmental and natural resource policy at the White House (1997).

Shogren’s visit, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Department of Economics and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

For more information, contact the Department of Economics, 530-898-6141.

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