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November 13, 2012

Nov 16 | Competitive Climate - Columbia Environmental Policy Challenge

Nov 16 | Competitive Climate - Columbia Environmental Policy Challenge

The Columbia Economics Review invites groups of 2-5 undergraduates to participate in a symposium competition on the economics of US climate change legislation by submitting a policy recommendation and analysis via a 10-15 minute video presentation and a corresponding slide show or other visual aid. The team's recommendation should analyze and discuss the economics of climate change solutions and legislation in the United States. Should the government act? How should it act? The winning team will be awarded a $500 monetary prize and will be recognized in Columbia Economics Review and by The Earth Institute.

Participants must submit:

● A 10-15 minute video presentation
● A transcript
● A visual aid (e.g. slideshow)

Participants must also meet the following deadlines:

November 16: Registration at
December 7: Submission of video presentation, transcript, and visual aid.

Proposals will be judged by both Columbia University and Earth Institute faculty, and the winning presentation will be scored on:

● An evidence-driven analysis of climate science research along with projections for future environmental and economic costs associated with climate change.
● A sensible outline of policies and programs that will effectively address the market failures associated with climate change.
● A well-researched discussion of the primary and secondary economic effects of the team's proposal.
● An analysis of how domestic and international political constraints affect the probability and impact of enacting the team's proposal.

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Columbia Economics Review (CER) aims to promote discourse and research at the intersection of economics, business, politics, and society by publishing a rigorous selection of student research. CER is sponsored by the Program for Economic Research at Columbia University