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Hesburgh Lecture Series

​In partnership with the Notre Dame Club of Greater Jacksonville, the Public Policy Institute hosts the Hesburgh Lecture Series, bringing experts from Notre Dame University to speak on areas of public policy matters, including energy, economy, and climate change​. All Hesburgh Lectures are free and open to the public.​​

Upcoming Lecture

October 14, 2015

6 pM Reception; 7 PM Lecture


Topic: ​The Costs and Benefits of Reducing Carbon Emissions

Many studies have estimated the costs of reducing carbon emissions. This lecture explains the reasons for these widely varying estimates, converts them into reductions of income per person, and estimates the anticipated benefits of reduced emissions.

Richard A. Jensen, PhD, Gilbert F. Schaefer Professor, Economics. Richard Jensen served as chair of the Department of Economics at Notre Dame University for 13 years. His primary areas of expertise are the economics of innovation and environmental economics, and his current research interests include the economics of intellectual property, especially the commercialization of the research of university faculty-inventors, and the bioeconomics of invasive species.

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Past Lectures​

Gresik-Tom.jpgDr. Thomas Gresik, economist and professor, discussed energy policy on October 30, 2014.

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pries_michael.jpgDr. Michael Pries, economist and professor, discussed the national debt on November 21, 2013.

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