Martin Weitzman was an economist whose research included a focus on environmental economics, climate change, the economics of catastrophes, and comparison of alternative instruments for controlling pollution.
Martin Weitzman was a professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Weitzman has published widely in many leading economic journals and written three books. His interests in economics are broad, and he has served as consultant for several well-known organizations. Weitzman’s research is focused on environmental economics, including climate change, the economics of catastrophes, cost-benefit analysis, long-run discounting, green accounting, and comparison of alternative instruments for controlling pollution.
With Gernot Wagner, Weitzman co-authored the book Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet, which was published in 2015 and named a Top 15 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year. He has been elected as a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.