Geoffrey M. Heal

Bernstein Faculty Leader

Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics

Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise

Finance and Economics

BA, Cambridge University, 1966; MA, 1968; PhD, 1968

Joined CBS in 1983

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Geoffrey Heal

Office
516 Uris

Phone
212-854-6459

E-mail
gmh1@columbia.edu

Fax
212-854-7647

Teaching and research interest

Geoffrey Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School, is noted for contributions to economic theory and resource and environmental economics. He holds bachelors (first class), masters and doctoral degrees from Cambridge University, where he studied at Churchill College and taught at Christ's College. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Universite' de Paris Dauphine.

Author of eighteen books and about two hundred articles, Professor Heal is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, Past President of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, recipient of its prize for publications of enduring quality and a Life Fellow, a Director of the Union of Concerned Scientists and a founder and Director of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations, developers of the REDD policy for reducing deforestation by awarding carbon credits for forest conservation. Recent books include Nature and the Marketplace, Valuing the Future, When Principles Pay and Whole Earth Economics (forthcoming).

Professor Heal chaired a committee of the National Academy of Sciences on valuing ecosystem services, was a Commissioner of the Pew Oceans Commission, is a coordinating lead author of the IPCC, was a member of President Sarkozy's Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, was a member of the advisory board for the World Bank's 2010 World Development Report and the United Nations Environment Program's 2011 Human Development Report, and acts as an advisor to the World Bank on its Green Growth project.

He has been a principal in two start-up companies, one a consulting firm and the other in software and telecommunications, and until recently was a member of the Investment Committee of a green private equity group. He teaches MBA courses on "Current Developments in Energy Markets," "Business and Society: Doing Well by Doing Good?"; and "The Business of Sustainability."

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Chapters

Tipping Climate Negotiations In Climate Change and Common Sense: Essays in Honour of Tom Schelling (2012)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal, Howard Kunreuther

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What Have We Learned About Development Economics? In Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics Papers and Proceedings 2010 (2010)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal

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Corporate Environmentalism: Doing Well by Being Green In Is Economic Growth Sustainable? (2010)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal

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Journal articles

Social Reinforcement: Cascades, Entrapment and Tipping In American Economic Journals: Microeconomics (2010)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal, Howard Kunreuther

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Corporate Social Responsibility? An Economic and Financial Framework In Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance: Issues and Practice (2005)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal

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Are We Consuming Too Much? In Journal of Economic Perspectives (2004)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal, Kenneth Arrow, Partha Dasgupta, Lawrence Goulder, Gretchen Daily, Paul Ehrlich, Simon Levin, Karl-Goran Maler, Stephen Schneider, David Starrett, Brian Walker

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CaseWorks

The Mossi Ghisolfi Group Monetizing Beta Renewables: Fall 2013
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal

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Parker Petroleum in Jumandia: Fall 2007
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal

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Citigroup and the Equator Principles: Spring 2008
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal

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Wireless Telecom Inc.: Summer 2010
Author(s): Alessandro Citanna, Geoffrey Heal

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Books

Is Economic Growth Sustainable? (2010)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal

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When Principles Pay: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Bottom Line (2008)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal

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Environmental Markets: Equity and Efficiency (2000)
Author(s): Graciela Chichilnisky, Geoffrey Heal

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Nature and the Marketplace: Capturing the Value of the Ecosystem (2000)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal

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Valuing the Future: Economic Theory and Sustainability (1998)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal

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Working Papers

Ambiguity and Climate Policy Working Paper (2011)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal, Antony Milner, Simon Dietz

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Facilitating Pareto-Optimal Coordination by Subsidies in Deterministic and Stochastic Payoff Settings Working paper (2011)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal, Min Gong, Howard Kunreuther, David Krantz, Elke Weber

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You Only Die Once: Managing Discrete Interdependent Risks NBER Working Paper No. 9885 (2003)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal, Howard Kunreuther

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Uncertainty and Climate Change Working paper (2002)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal

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Climate Change and Uncertainty Working paper (2002)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal, Bengt Kristrom

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Bundling Public and Private Goods Working paper (2001)
Author(s): Geoffrey Heal

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