About William D. Nordhaus


William D. “Bill” Nordhaus has studied wage and price behavior, health economics, augmented national accounting, the political business cycle, and productivity. His major work focuses on the economics of climate change, developing models that integrate the science, economics, and policies necessary to slow global warming. These studies include the DICE and RICE models of the economics of climate change, which have been widely used in research on studies of climate-change economics and policies.

Professional positions
  • 1967–present: Assistant (1967–1970), associate (1970–1973), full (1973–present), John Musser (1979–1991), A. Whitney Griswold (1991–2001), and Sterling (2001–present) Professor of Economics, Yale University
  • 1986–1988: Provost, Yale University
  • 1977–1979: Member, Council of Economic Advisers (under President Jimmy Carter)
Notable publications
  • Samuelson, Paul A., and William D. Nordhaus. 2010. Economics, 19th edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  • Nordhaus, William D., and Joseph Boyer. 2000. Warming the World: Economic Models of Global Warming. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Nordhaus, William D. 1994. Managing the Global Commons: The Economics of Climate Change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Nordhaus, William D., and James Tobin. 1973. “Is growth obsolete?” In The Measurement of Economic and Social Performance, ed. Milton Moss, 509–564. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • PhD, economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MA, Yale University
  • BA, Yale University

Moynihan Lecture

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