Alessio Terzi

Alessio Terzi is a lecturer in public policy at the University of Cambridge, an adjunct professor in economics at Sciences Po, and an economist at the European Commission. He was previously a fellow at Bruegel and a Fulbright Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School. He received his PhD from the Hertie School, and his research and commentary have appeared on BBC World News, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. His book, "Growth for Good: Reshaping Capitalism to Save Humanity from Climate Catastrophe," was published in 2022 by Harvard University Press.

If You Care About the Climate, Should You Be Anti-AI?

Environmentally conscious critics of artificial intelligence worry about the massive amounts of energy and fresh water its data centers require. Alessio Terzi writes that in the long term, and with the help of government regulation, the benefits of AI-accelerated innovation will outweigh the short-term environmental costs we now observe.

Enrolling Capitalism in the Fight Against Climate Change

Environmentally conscious critics of contemporary capitalism often highlight the system’s permissiveness toward egregious pollutant activities, typically enjoyed by the ultra-wealthy. Using private jet ownership...

Capitalism Does Not Require a Tradeoff Between Planet and Profit

Critics of capitalism claim that the economic system incorrigibly encourages the exploitation of the planet and is thus incompatible with efforts to mitigate climate...

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