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Risk vs. Risk: Tradeoffs in Regulatory Governance

Date:2019-03-25    From:

Topic: Risk vs. Risk: Tradeoffs in Regulatory Governance

Speaker: Jonathan B. Wiener

Time: April 32019  15:00-16:30

Location: No. 25 teaching building, 3th floor, C classroom 

HostZhang Zhongxiang




Speaker Profile:

Jonathan B. Wiener is the William R. and Thomas L. Perkins Professor of Law, and Professor of Public Policy and Environmental Policy, at Duke University. He received his A.B. in economics (1984) and J.D. (1987) from Harvard University, and served as a law clerk to federal judges Jack Weinstein and Stephen Breyer (1987-89). At the US Department of Justice and the Council of Economic Advisers, he helped negotiate the Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992) and helped draft the President’s executive order on benefit-cost review of regulation (1993). In 2008, he served as President of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA). In 2010-14, he was an author of the chapter on “International Cooperation” in the IPCC 5th Assessment Report on climate change mitigation. In 2015, he was a member of the CCICED special study team on environmental risk management for China. His publications include the books Policy Shock: Recalibrating Risk and Regulation after Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents, and Financial Crises (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017); The Reality of Precaution: Comparing Risk Regulation in the United States and Europe (RFF Press/Routledge, 2011), Reconstructing Climate Policy (AEI Press, 2003), and Risk vs. Risk: Tradeoffs in Protecting Health and Environment (Harvard Univ. Press, 1995; Chinese translation, Tsinghua Univ. Press, 2018).

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