Gernot Wagner is a clinical associate professor at New York University's Department of Environmental Studies and associate professor at NYU Wagner School of Public Service. He was the founding executive director of Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program (2016-2019), a research associate at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a lecturer on Environmental Science and Public Policy.
He wrote Climate Shock, joint with Harvard’s Martin Weitzman and published by Princeton University Press (2015), a Top 15 Financial Times McKinsey Business Book of 2015, now also Austria’s Natural Science Book of the Year 2017; and But will the planet notice? (Hill & Wang/Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 2011).
Gernot previously served as an economist at the Environment Defense Fund (2008 – 2016), most recently as lead senior economist (2014 – 2016) and member of its Leadership Council (2015 – 2016).