Elizabeth A. Stanton
Centre: Former Staff
Liz Stanton was a senior economist with SEI-US until September 2012.
She has a special interest in environmental policy and in economic inequality and has focused much of her work on the interplay between climate protection and development.
Stanton has led domestic and international studies commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme, Friends of the Earth-U.K. and Environmental Defense, and co-authored dozens of reports with Frank Ackerman and others on topics including the cost of inaction on climate change; the economics of emissions-reduction targets, and the balance of science, policy and equity in global climate protection. Stanton led SEI-US work on the Consumption-Based Emissions Inventory (CBEI) model, several studies of the cost of climate inaction, and a state-by-state analysis of the impacts of climate legislation. She also served on the Climate Taskforce of Economics for Equity and Environment (the E3 Network).
Before joining SEI, Stanton was engaged in research on environmental economics and globalization at the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) of Tufts University. Stanton was previously an editor and researcher at the Political Economy Research Institute and program director of the Center for Popular Economics, both at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Stanton is co-author of Environment for the People (Political Economy Research Institute, 2005, with James K. Boyce) and co-editor of Reclaiming Nature: Worldwide Strategies for Building Natural Assets (Anthem Press, 2007, with Boyce and Sunita Narain). She earned her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and has taught economics at Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, among others.
Development without Carbon as Climate Policy (Working paper - 2012)
Greenhouse Gas Emissions in King County (Report - 2012)
Climate Risks and Carbon Prices: Revising the Social Cost of Carbon (journal version) (Journal article - 2012)
The Tragedy of Maldistribution: Climate, Sustainability, and Equity (Journal article - 2012)
Epstein-Zin utility in DICE: Is risk aversion irrelevant to climate policy? (Working paper - 2012)
A Consumption-Based GHG Inventory for the U.S. State of Oregon (Journal article - 2012)
Reason, Empathy, and Fair Play: The Climate Policy Gap (Working paper - 2012)
Reason, Empathy, and Fair Play: the Climate Policy Gap (Discussion Brief) (Discussion Brief - 2012)
Modeling Pessimism: Does Climate Stabilization Require a Failure of Development? (Journal article - 2012)
CRED v.1.4 Technical Report (Report - 2012)