Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Launches Virtual Seminar on Climate Economics Series

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. ­– The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco announced today it will host a series of virtual research seminars on the economics of climate change. The online seminars will draw on a range of topics from macroeconomics, microeconomics, finance, econometrics, and environmental economics.

The first session in the series will take place July 16 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time. The session will feature Harvard University economics professor James H. Stock speaking about the macroeconomic impact of Europe’s carbon taxes. The 50-minute talk will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.

The virtual seminars are open to anyone interested in research on the economics of climate change. New seminars will occur approximately every two weeks. Advance registration is required. Register here and get information on upcoming seminars.

This new, online seminar series builds upon the San Francisco Fed’s commitment to better understanding the potential implications of climate change for monetary, supervisory and trade policy. Last year, the San Francisco Fed hosted the Federal Reserve System’s first-ever research conference on the economics of climate change.

Convening external thought leadership and highlighting research and best practices on topics relevant to the nation’s economic health and stability is a longstanding part of how the San Francisco Fed executes its mission.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (SF Fed) serves the public by promoting a healthy, sustainable economy, and supporting the nation’s financial and payment systems. With offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Portland and Phoenix, the Bank serves the Twelfth Federal Reserve District, which includes one-fifth of the nation’s population and represents the world’s fourth-largest economy. As part of the nation’s central bank, the SF Fed informs monetary policy, regulates banks, administers certain consumer protection laws and acts as a financial partner to the U.S. government.