Professor of Economics and Environment, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria; Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University SAIS Washington D.C., U.S.Part of the Energy, Resources and Environment Seminar Series, supported by the KGH Nature Environmental Policy Studies Program at SAIS BolognaSee attached seminar description and syllabus for further details
Professor Pearson was educated at Middlebury College, SAIS Johns Hopkins, and Cornell University, where he received a PhD in Economics. He is currently Professor of Economics and Environment at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University. During his tenure at SAIS he directed the International Economics Program for 17 years, and taught at all three campuses, Washington, Bologna, and Nanjing.
In his teaching and research, Pearson has been deeply interested in international trade policy and international environmental issues. In addition to trade theory and policy courses, he pioneered seminars on environmental economics and cost benefit analysis. His books reflect these interests: International Marine Environment Policy; Environment North and South: an Economic Interpretation; Economics and the Global Environment; US Trade Policy: a Work in Progress
. His most recent book explores the economics of climate change: Economics and the Challenge of Global Warming
, published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. He is currently researching a book on economic demography: On the Cusp: The Population Boom and Bust
Pearson’s hobbies have included small stream trout fishing and vegetable gardening. He lives with his wife in Hua Hin, Thailand, and has taken on learning the Thai language as a lifetime challenge.Pearson Seminar Description 2012.docPearson Seminar Description 2012.docPost Event Coverage: Seminar Report