Frank Ackerman

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Frank Ackerman is a senior economist and director of the Climate Economics Group at the Stockholm Environment Institute U.S. Center, an independent research affiliate of Tufts University in Medford, Mass. He is former director of research and public policy at Tufts' Global Development and the Environment Institute. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Swarthmore College.

Ackerman's recent work has focused on environmental economics, particularly in the areas of climate change and development. He is a prominent critic of conventional economic approaches to climate policy and their use of cost-benefit analysis, and he has directed numerous studies for U.S. and foreign government agencies, United Nations programs, and nongovernmental organizations.[1] He is also a prolific author; his most recent book is "Can We Afford the Future? The Economics of a Warming World."[2]

Ackerman was the co-founder and editor of Dollars & Sense magazine and has also studied the economics of energy and environmental policy at the Tellus Institute in Boston." [3] (CV) (pdf)

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  1. SEI-US - Staff - Frank Ackerman, Stockholm Environment Institute, accessed April 19, 2010.
  2. Zed Books, Zed Books, accessed April 19, 2010.
  3. Frank Ackerman, Tufts University, accessed April 19, 2010.
  4. Governing Board, Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, accessed December 28, 2007.