Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, Wesleyan University

GARY W. YOHE is the Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University; he has been on the faculty at Wesleyan for more than 30 years. He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, and received his PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1975. Most of his work has focused attention on the mitigation and adaptation/impacts sides of the climate issue. He is a senior member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Involved with the Panel since the mid 1990's, he served as a Lead Author for four different chapters in the Third Assessment Report that was published in 2001 and as Convening Lead Author for the last chapter of the contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report. It that Assessment, he also worked with the Core Writing Team to prepare the overall Synthesis Report. Dr. Yohe is also a member of the New York City Panel on Climate Change and the standing Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change of the National Academy of Sciences. He has testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the "Hidden (climate change) Cost of Oil" on March 30, 2006, the Senate Energy Committee on the Stern Review on February 14, 2007, and the Senate Banking Committee on "Material Risk from Climate Change and Climate Policy" on October 31, 2007. In addition to accepting an invitation to join the Adaptation Subcommittee of the Governor's Steering Committee on Climate Change (CT), he is serving on the Adaptation Panel of the National Academy of Sciences' initiative on America's Climate Choices, National Research Council Panel on Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change through the Behavioral and Social Sciences, The Sustainability Leadership Council of the Green Education Foundation and the National Research Council Committee on Stabilization Targets for Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Concentrations, 2009-2010

Experience

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    Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, Wesleyan University