Gernot Wagner serves as lead senior economist at the Environmental Defense Fund.
Teaches energy economics as adjunct associate professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Wrote But will the planet notice?, published by Hill & Wang/Farrar Strauss & Giroux (2011), and Climate Shock, joint with Harvard’s Martin Weitzman, published by Princeton University Press (2015).
Served on the editorial board of the Financial Times as a Peter Martin Fellow, where he covered economics, energy, and the environment.
Holds a joint bachelor’s magna cum laude with highest honors in environmental science, public policy, and economics, and a master’s and Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard, as well as a master’s in economics from Stanford. Is a research associate at the Harvard Kennedy School and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Born in Amstetten, Austria in 1980. Graduated from Bundesgymnasium Amstetten. Lives in Cambridge, MA, with his wife, Siripanth Nippita, a gynecologist at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and their two children, Annan and Sonja.