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The US National Academies of the Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is hosting its first public roundtable on climate and macroeconomics, featuring SEI US Equitable Transitions Program Director Eric Kemp-Benedict as a featured speaker.

Kemp-Benedict was selected Fall 2022 to serve on the Roundtable on Macroeconomics and Climate-related Risks and Opportunities under the direction of the White House Council of Economic Advisors. The 23 January event, hosted in a hybrid in-person and online format, will include several discussions on how climate policy pathways can affect socioeconomic outcomes in the US.

Kemp-Benedict will speak on an expert panel offering a primer on macroeconomics. That panel’s session will take place from 1–2:20 p.m. EST.

No registration necessary. Closed captioning will be provided. The conversation will include questions from the audience and will be recorded and available to view on the project page after the event.

View the full agenda here.

Event: Roundtable on Macroeconomics and Climate-related Risks and Opportunities: Open Executive Meeting 1
23 January 2022, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. EST

Macroeconomics panel:
1–2:20 p.m.
Moderator: Emi Nakamura, University of California, Berkeley

Discussion Questions:

• What is macroeconomics and why should macroeconomists care about climate change?

• What is the current state of economics of climate change?

• What are the predominant macroeconomic models and how do they consider climate, distributional effects, equity, etc?

• What are the challenges and barriers to representing climate?

• What are the opportunities and limitations of coupled human-natural models?


Jim Stock, Harvard University

Lars Hansen, The University of Chicago

Solomon Hsiang, University of California, Berkeley
Eric Kemp-Benedict, Stockholm Environment Institute US
Sathya Gopalakrishnan, The Ohio State University

See the event page for more details , including the Zoom access link.