Title: Fossil Fuel Divestment and Its Potential Impacts On Students, Faculty and Other University and Pension Stakeholders
Author: Prof. Hendrik Bessembinder
Publisher: Arizona State University, University of Washington, and Compass Lexecon
Date: April 2017
The costs of divestment are equivalent to annual tuition increases (or equivalent reductions in tuition scholarships) of approximately $123 to $385 at a representative public university or $1,043 to $3,265 at a representative private university. Under similar assumptions, divestment equates to a reduction in monthly pension benefits of approximately five to seven percent for a typical pensioner.