Valuing the Climate: Recent Advances and Challenges

 

Solomon Hsiang, a past postdoctoral research fellow in Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, discussed recent policy efforts to manage the climate like a capital asset by measuring the costs and benefits of climate — including hurricanes, weather variations and volcanic eruptions — on society. The integration of econometric methods and climate science have generated new insights and questions that may be extended to valuating non-climate resources.

Valuing the Climate: Recent Advances and Challenges

Publish Date

February 18, 2019

Presenter(s)

Solomon Hsiang

Video Length

1:05:43

 

Solomon Hsiang, a past postdoctoral research fellow in Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, discussed recent policy efforts to manage the climate like a capital asset by measuring the costs and benefits of climate — including hurricanes, weather variations and volcanic eruptions — on society. The integration of econometric methods and climate science have generated new insights and questions that may be extended to valuating non-climate resources.