From Finance to Climate: Risk Mitigation in the US

Scholar in Residence Lecture III

  • Datum: 18.06.2024
  • Uhrzeit: 16:00 - 17:30
  • Vortragende: Bașak Kuș
  • Ort: Cologne
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From Finance to Climate: Risk Mitigation in the US
In her lecture series as this year’s MPIfG Scholar in Residence, Bașak Kuș from Wesleyan University will share insights into how governments conceptualize and mitigate risk, and the significant role that economists and economistic reasoning play in shaping these processes – essential analysis for understanding the foundations of the crises that mark our times, from finance to climate, ultimately extending to the crisis of democracy.

The economistic reasoning that has informed the American government's approach to risk regulation in a financializing economy is also evident in the realm of climate risk mitigation, which has been heavily influenced by climate economists. In this third and final lecture, I will briefly discuss the economic ideas that informed climate risk mitigation and the intellectual actors behind them.

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