Gernot Wagner (pronounced like “juggernaut” without the “jug”) is a Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Public Service at NYU's Department of Environmental Studies and an Associated Clinical Professor at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate 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 at Harvard.
He wrote Climate Shock, joint with Harvard’s Martin Weitzman and published by Princeton University Press (2015, paperback 2016), among others, a Top 15 Financial Times McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2015, and Austria’s Natural Science Book of the Year 2017; and But will the planet notice?, published by Hill & Wang/Farrar Strauss & Giroux (2011, paperback 2012).
Prior to Harvard, Gernot served as economist at the Environment Defense Fund (2008 – 2016), most recently as lead senior economist (2014 – 2016) and member of its Leadership Council (2015 – 2016). He also taught energy economics as Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (2011 – 2015).