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William D. Nordhaus (born May 31, 1941 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is the Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University. May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... Nickname: The Duke City Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) None, English and Spanish de facto Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 5th 315,194 km² 550 km 595 km 0. ... A Sterling Professorship is the highest academic rank at Yale University, awarded to a tenured faculty member considered one of the best in his field. ... Economics (from the Greek οίκος [oikos], family, household, estate, and νομος [nomos], custom, law, hence household management and management of the state) is a social science that studies the production, distribution, trade and consumption of goods and services. ... Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut. ...


Nordhaus received his B.A. from Yale in 1963, and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1967. He has been a member of the faculty at Yale since 1967, and has also served as its Provost from 1986-88 and its Vice President for Finance and Administration from 1992-93. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a research and educational institution located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT is a world leader in science and technology, as well as in many other fields, including management, economics, linguistics, political science, and philosophy. ... This article is about the higher education title of provost. ...


Among myriad honors, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and has been on the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity since 1972. Along with Charles L. Schultze and Lyle Gramley, from 1977-79, Nordhaus was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Carter administration. President Harding and the National Academy of Sciences at the White House, Washington, DC, April 1921 The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a corporation in the United States whose members serve pro bono as advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine. ... The Brookings Institution is one of the oldest and best known think tanks in the United States. ... The Council of Economic Advisers is a group of economists set up to advise the President of the United States. ... For the submarine, see USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23). ...


Nordhaus is the author of many books, including the textbook Economics, co-authored with Nobel Laureate Paul Samuelson. The book is currently in its 18th edition, and has been translated into at least 17 other languages. He has also written several books on global warming and climate change, one of his primary areas of research, including Managing the Global Commons: The Economics of Climate Change and Warming the World: Economic Models of Global Warming (with Joseph Boyer). The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (in Swedish Sveriges Riksbanks pris i ekonomisk vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne), is a prize awarded each year for outstanding intellectual contributions in the field of economics. ... Paul A. Samuelson (born May 15, 1915) is an American economist known for his work in many fields of economics. ... Global mean surface temperatures 1856 to 2005 Mean temperature anomalies during the period 1995 to 2004 with respect to the average temperatures from 1940 to 1980 Global warming is an observed increase in the average temperature of the Earths atmosphere and oceans. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years Climate change refers to the variation in the Earths global climate or regional climates over time. ...


Nordhaus lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife Barbara. Nickname: The Elm City Motto: Official website: www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 48th 14,371 km² 113 km 177 km 12. ...


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  • William Nordhaus (Yale Home Page)

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- Prometheus: William Nordhaus on The Stern Report Archives (1798 words)
Nordhaus comments that Stern's choice of a zero discount rate "may have been a roundabout way to slow climate change sharply.
Puzzlingly, Nordhaus fails to speculate on the a likely motivation for the "dramatic" clarity that the Stern report tries to provide - that the Stern report is intended by the UK government to assist with the political purpose of influencing domestic and international policies on climate change.
Nordhaus and others have berated Stern for a number of technical errors and wild exageration.
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