An interview with Vernon L. Smith, Ph.D., Nobel Prize laureate in economics at Chapman University, is featured in Cool It, the new documentary opening today, Nov. 19, in select theaters, including at Westpark 8 in Irvine.
Cool It is based upon the book of the same name and lectures by Bjorn Lomborg, the controversial author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. Award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner travels the world with Lomborg exploring the facts and science of global warming and its impact. Lomborg is the founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, a think tank that brings together the world’s leading economists to prioritize major global problems – among them malaria, the lack of potable water and HIV/AIDS – based upon a cost/benefit analysis of available solutions.
Dr. Smith was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 for his groundbreaking work in experimental economics. Dr. Smith has joint appointments with the Argyros School of Business & Economics and the School of Law, and he is part of a team that created and runs the Economic Science Institute at Chapman.