Trevor Dean Arnold, a Harris Public Policy master’s student, worked with the esteemed climate economist Dr. Jette Bredahl Jacobsen at the University of Copenhagen over the summer. Arnold worked with Dr. Jacobsen at the university’s Department for Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) on integrated assessment models that attempt to explain the damages of carbon dioxide using different scenarios and growth projections. He specifically worked on the forestry component.
Arnold said he benefitted from working across disciplines to improve models, a valuable skill in economics related to climate change.
“Dr. Jacobsen put me in a position to learn from the other scientists at IFRO and build on my coding and research skills,” Arnold said. “This experience taught me how to ask questions to different researchers and how to think about the current state of research in a new field. I’ll carry that with me throughout my career in academia, in which I hope to work with climate researchers from all backgrounds.”