News & Events


New paper on classifying network mechanisms out in Scientific Reports.

New op-ed by Renae Marshall and Matt on reducing polarization by tackling climate change in ArcDigital.

New preprint on state-level decarbonization policy and bipartisanship available on SSRN.

Congrats to Renae Marshall on being named 2021 Arts & Sciences Outstanding Graduate!

New preprint on what most 'plausible' 2005-2040 IPCC emissions scenarios project to 2100 available on SocArXiv.

New preprint on the future of developed democracies in a world of slow economic growth available on SSRN.

Congrats to Margaret Hegwood who has won the 2021 Radford Byerly Jr. Award for Science and Technology Policy!

New blog post on reducing polarization on campus through dialogues, on the Heterodox Academy blog.

New preprint on why complexity increases tradeoff severity available on SocArXiv.

New preprint on empirically classifying network mechanisms available on arXiv.

New paper on over-projections of CO2 emissions and economic growth in IPCC baseline scenarios out in Environmental Research Letters.

New opinion article out in Arc Digital.

New preprint on the link between negatively skewed economic growth variation and optimistically biased forecasts available on SocArXiv.

Upcoming Events:

Margaret Hegwood and Ryan Langendorf will speak at the CU Environmental & Resource Economics Workshop, October 1-2, in Vail, CO.

Reducing Polarization Dialogs: For CU students, staff, and faculty: you are invited to join our Reducing Polarization Dialog Series, which will resume in Fall 2021! Fridays noon-1pm on Zoom. Sign up here and I will send you the Zoom link.

Matt will present in the Greer Seminar Series at the University of Tennessee Knoxville's Department of Economics, Friday, November 5, 3:30pm. The topic is 'Why win-wins are rare in complex environmental management' (based on this paper).

Recent Press:

'IPCC Climate Change Report Gives a Less Extreme but More Sobering Outlook' (Wall Street Journal, August 11, 2021)

'The Scariest Predictions in the New U.N. Climate Report Are Also the Most Unlikely' (Reason, August 9, 2021)

'Viewpoint diversity award for Matthew Burgess' (CIRES News, December 17, 2020)

'The debate over the United Nations energy emissions projections' (Eos, December 18, 2020)

Press Archives:

'Coronavirus Is Buying Time on Climate Change. Will We Make Use of It?' (Wall Street Journal, May 28, 2020)

'CU Boulder Professors: ‘Tax’ On Satellites Will Reduce Space Junk' (CBS Denver, May 26, 2020)

'Good News And Bad News As Carbon Dioxide Emissions Grow More Slowly Than Models Predict' (Forbes, February 18, 2020)

'Can we balance conservation and development? Science says yes' (Davos World Economic Forum Agenda, October 16, 2018)

'Blowing up illegal fishing boats helps Indonesian fishers' (Scientific American, August 6, 2018)

'Reducing collateral damage' (The UCSB Current, March 15, 2018)

'Cornered' (The UCSB Current, March 28, 2017)

'Is China's hands-off approach to fisheries producing more fish?' (Hakai Magazine, February 23, 2017)

'National seafood rule could prevent marine mammal deaths...if it's not revoked' (National Geographic Ocean Voices, January 27, 2017)

'Intense industrial fishing' (The UCSB Current, January 17, 2017)

'New US seafood rule shows global trade and conservation can work together' (The Conversation, January 10, 2017). Reposted by Huffington Post (January 17, 2017)

'Fishing rule aims to do for all marine mammals what it did for the dolphin' (NPR, January 5, 2017)

'A new law will try to save whales and dolphins by wielding America's purchasing power' (Quartz, December 15, 2016).

'New US law poised to improve marine conservation worldwide' (ScienceDaily, December 15, 2016)

'Thinking outside the box on fisheries management? Think again.' (National Geographic Ocean Views, July 17, 2015)

'Can balanced harvesting really save the oceans?' (Davos World Economic Forum Agenda, July 17, 2015)

'Could 'balanced harvesting' really feed the world and save the oceans?' (The Conversation, July 13, 2015)

'California North' (The Globe and Mail, April 8, 2015)

'Carbon pricing models' (The Globe and Mail, January 16, 2015)

Interview on CBC's The Fisheries Broadcast about fleet diversity (CBC Radio One, November 12, 2014)

Is fleet diversity key to sustainable fisheries? (Bren School News, October 30, 2014; ScienceDaily, October 31, 2014)

'Shaping the Earth's eco-future' (The Globe and Mail, September 27, 2014)

'Climate is a centrist issue' (The Globe and Mail, June 14, 2014)

'Turning the PC household debt analogy on its head' (The Hamilton Spectator, May 30, 2014)

'Libs on right track' (The Toronto Sun, May 25, 2014)

'Predicting fish species' decline before it's too late' (Science for Environment Policy, European Commission, January 16, 2014)

'Can the use of 'big data' help save the world's fisheries?' (ClimateWire, November 19, 2013)

'U research predicts overfishing threats' (Minnesota Daily, October 3, 2013)

Interview on CBC's 'The Fisheries Broadcast' about the Eventual Threat Index (CBC Radio One, September 20, 2013)

'Identifying threatened fish species before their populations decline' (PNAS 'New & Newsworthy', September 16, 2013)

'Early-warning system to prevent fishery collapse' (ScienceDaily, September 16, 2013)

'U of M Researchers discover early-warning system to prevent fishery collapse' (Discover UMN, September 12, 2013)