Gary Yohe

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Gary Yohe
Nationality American
Institution Wesleyan University
Field Environmental economics
School or
Environmental economics
Alma mater Yale University
Influences William Nordhaus

Gary Wynn Yohe is the Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. He holds a PhD from Yale University.

Yohe specializes in Microeconomic theory, Natural Resources, and Environmental Economics.[1] He is a researcher on the economics of climate change and integrated assessment modelling. Among other works, he is an editor of the book "Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change" and co-author (with Edwin Mansfield) of "Microeconomics| Microeconomics: Theory and Applications". He is a senior member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that was awarded a share of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.[2] He has been involved with the IPCC since the mid-1990s, has served, among other capacities, as a Lead Author for four different chapters in the IPCC Third Assessment Report, and as Convening Lead Author for the last chapter of the contribution of Working Group II to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. Yohe also worked with the Core Writing Team to prepare the overall Synthesis Report for the entire Assessment.[3]

Yohe is also a member of the New York City Panel on Climate Change and the standing Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change of the National Academy of Sciences.[4] He is also a standing member of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change.[5] He was a vice-chair of the Third National Climate Assessment.

He is one of the four co-signers of an open letter, dated March 12, 2010, regarding possible errors in the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report[6] and regularly advises the US government.[7]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 21, 2004. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 13, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 30, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  5. ^ "Gary Yohe". Wesleyan University. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  7. ^ Senate hearing on the Stern Review

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