Dr. Bjorn Lomborg researches the smartest ways to improve the environment and the world. He is one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century according to Esquire magazine, and one of the 50 people who could save the planet according to the UK Guardian. Lomborg has repeatedly been named one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers.
He is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School and regularly works with many of the world’s top economists, including 7 Nobel Laureates. His think tank, the Copenhagen Consensus Center, was ranked by the University of Pennsylvania as one of the world’s "Top 25 Environmental Think Tanks".
Lomborg is a frequent commentator in print and broadcast media, for outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, CNN, FOX, and the BBC. His monthly column is published in 19 languages, in 30+ newspapers with more than 30 million readers globally.
Lomborg is a frequent participant in public debates on policy issues. His analysis and commentaries have appeared regularly in such prestigious publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Economist, Globe & Mail, The Guardian, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, The Times, The Australian, the Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe. Lomborg’s monthly column appears in around 40 papers in 19 languages, with more than 30 million readers. He is a television commentator on CNN, Fox, MSNBC and the BBC, among others, on shows such as “Newsnight”, “20/20”, “60 Minutes”, “The Late Show with David Letterman”, and “Larry King Live”. He was featured in the movie “Cool it”, by Sundance Award winning director Ondi Timoner.
In 2011 and 2012, Lomborg was named Top 100 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy "for looking more right than ever on the politics of climate change". TIME Magazine ranked Lomborg among the world's 100 most influential people in 2004. In 2008 he was named "one of the 50 people who could save the planet" by the UK Guardian. In 2005 and 2008, Foreign Policy and Prospect Magazine called him "one of the top 100 public intellectuals", and in 2008 Esquire named him "one of the world's 75 most influential people of the 21st century."
Bjorn Lomborg was born January 6, 1965.
M.A. in political science, 1991.
Ph.D. in political science at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. 1994.
Assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, 1994-1996.
Associate professor at the same place, 1997-2005.
Director of Denmark's national Environmental Assessment Institute , February 2002-July 2004.
Organizer of the Copenhagen Consensus prioritizing the best opportunities to the world's big challenges, May 2004.
Adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School 2005-present.
Director for the Copenhagen Consensus Center 2006-present.
Professional areas of interest:
Simulation of strategies in collective action dilemmas; simulation of party behavior in proportional voting systems; use of surveys in public administration; use of statistics in the environmental arena.