Martin L. Weitzman

Research Professor of Economics, Harvard University


Martin L. Weitzman is Research Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the Leontief prize, the FEEM prize, and the AERE prize three times. Weitzman’s interests in economics are broad: he was a consultant for international organizations and he has published three books, along with articles on leading economic journals. His current research is focused on environmental economics, including climate change, the economics of catastrophes, cost-benefit analysis, long-run discounting, green accounting, biodiversity, and comparison of alternative instruments for controlling pollution.