Virtual Seminar on Climate Economics

Virtual Seminar on Climate Economics, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The Virtual Seminar on Climate Economics is an online seminar series hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The seminar is open to everyone interested in research on the economics of climate change—including topics drawn from macroeconomics, microeconomics, finance, econometrics, and environmental economics.

We convene on Zoom for a 50-minute talk and up to 25 minutes of discussion and Q&A.

Register to attend seminar series via Zoom.

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Seminar series organizers

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Upcoming Seminars

Tamma Carleton, University of California, Santa Barbara
A Data-Driven Approach to Updating the Social Cost of Carbon

July 15, 2021: SF 8:00am, NYC 11:00am, BERLIN 5:00pm

Ivan Rudik, Cornell University
Climate Contagion: Temperature and Growth in Spatial Equilibrium

July 29, 2021: SF 8:00am, NYC 11:00am, BERLIN 5:00pm

Bård Harstad, University of Oslo
Pledge-and-Review Bargaining: From Kyoto to Paris

August 19, 2021: SF 8:00am, NYC 11:00am, BERLIN 5:00pm

Past Seminars

James H. Stock, Harvard University
The Macroeconomic Impact of Europe’s Carbon Taxes

July 16, 2020

Simon Dietz, London School of Economics
Are Economists Getting Climate Dynamics Right and Does It Matter?

July 30, 2020

Laura Bakkensen, University of Arizona
Sorting Over Flood Risk and Implications for Policy Reform

August 13, 2020

Esteban A. Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton University
The Economic Geography of Global Warming

September 3, 2020

Rick Van der Ploeg, University of Oxford
Climate Policy and Asset Diversification

September 17, 2020

Lint Barrage, University of California at Santa Barbara
The Fiscal Costs of Climate Change in the United States

September 24, 2020

Per Krusell, Stockholm University
Suboptimal Climate Policy

October 8, 2020

Richard Tol, University of Sussex
The Economic Impact of Weather and Climate

October 22, 2020

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

November 12, 2020

Stephie Fried, Arizona State University
Seawalls and Stilts: A Quantitative Macro Study of Climate Adaptation

December 3, 2020

Patrick Bolton, Columbia University
Global Pricing of Carbon-Transition Risk

December 17, 2020

Marshall Burke, Stanford University
Climate, Wildfire, and Air Pollution

January 14, 2021

Irene Monasterolo, Vienna University of Economics and Business
The Climate Spread of Corporate and Sovereign Bonds

January 28, 2021

Christian Traeger, University of Oslo
Uncertainty and climate change

February 18, 2021

Robert Engle, NYU Stern
Climate Risk and the Pandemic

March 4, 2021

Gernot Wagner, New York University
Carbon Prices, Preferences, and the Timing of Uncertainty

March 18, 2021

Ishan Nath, University of Chicago
The Food Problem and the Aggregate Productivity Consequences of Climate Change

April 1, 2021

Carolyn Fischer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Business Cycles and Environmental Policy

April 15, 2021

Larry Karp, University of California, Berkeley
Asset Prices as an Incentive for Climate Policy

April 29, 2021

Frances Moore, University of California at Davis
Use and Non-use Value of Nature and the Social Cost of Carbon

May 13, 2021

Neng Wang, Columbia Business School
Welfare Consequences of Sustainable Finance

May 27, 2021

Lars Peter Hansen, University of Chicago
Central Banking Challenges Posed by Uncertain Climate Change and Natural Disasters

June 10, 2021