Solomon Hsiang, University of California, Berkeley
Valuing the Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change

Thursday, November 12, 2020
SF 8:00am, NYC 11:00am, BERLIN 5:00pm

Solomon Hsiang is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, Co-Director at the Climate Impact Lab, Research Associate at the NBER, a National Geographic Explorer, and Andrew Carnegie Fellow. In 2020, he was awarded the President’s Medal by the Geological Society of America. Dr. Hsiang directs the Global Policy Laboratory at Berkeley, where his team is integrating econometrics, spatial data science, and machine learning to answer questions that are central to rationally managing planetary resources–such as the economic value of the global climate, how the UN can fight wildlife poaching, the effectiveness of treaties governing the oceans, and whether satellites and AI can be combined to monitor the entire planet in real time.

This seminar is part of the Virtual Seminar on Climate Economics series hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and is open to everyone interested in research on the economics of climate change.

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Watch the recording (video, 1:00:28, with transcription)