Inaugural Ruth Wright Distingushed Lecture

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Date(s) - 11/09/2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wolf Law (Wittemeyer Courtroom)

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Cost-Nothing Analysis: Environmental Economics in the Age of Trump

Professor Lisa Heinzerling
Friday, November 9th
5:30 p.m.
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom

Cost-benefit analysis has always resisted environmental protection. For this reason, presidents since Nixon have used cost-benefit analysis to stifle environmentally protective regulation. The present administration has taken this practice one step further by ignoring or eliminating benefits entirely in many instances — thus ushering in an era of cost-nothing analysis. Cost-nothing analysis assumes it costs us nothing to degrade the environment, even as the evidence grows that it may cost us everything.

This event is free and open the public.
A celebratory reception will follow in Boettcher Hall for all registered attendees. You must be registered to attend.

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