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Video: Finance and Decarbonization

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Here is a roundtable hosted by the Jain Family Institute on finance and decarbonization. What’s the best way to fund the massive investments the green transition will require? Saule Omarova and Bob Hockett make the case for a specialized National Investment Authority (NIA), which would issue various kinds of new liabilities as well as lend to both the public and private sector. Anusar Farooqui and Tim Sahay present their proposal for a green ratings agency, to encourage private investment in decarbonization. I speak for the Green New Deal approach, which favors direct public spending. Yakov Feygin and Daniela Gabor also take part. Yakov is another voice for the NIA, while Daniela criticizes a private finance-based approach to decarbonization, which effectively puts her with me on team

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Here is a roundtable hosted by the Jain Family Institute on finance and decarbonization.

What’s the best way to fund the massive investments the green transition will require? Saule Omarova and Bob Hockett make the case for a specialized National Investment Authority (NIA), which would issue various kinds of new liabilities as well as lend to both the public and private sector. Anusar Farooqui and Tim Sahay present their proposal for a green ratings agency, to encourage private investment in decarbonization. I speak for the Green New Deal approach, which favors direct public spending. Yakov Feygin and Daniela Gabor also take part. Yakov is another voice for the NIA, while Daniela criticizes a private finance-based approach to decarbonization, which effectively puts her with me on team Green New Deal. The panel is moderated by Adam Tooze.

My part starts at around 38:00, if you want to skip to that, but the whole thing is worth watching.

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Assistant professor of economics at John Jay College - CUNY, and fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. RT = Read This

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