The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee, chaired by Bob Litterman, released their report with recommendations to mitigate the risks to financial markets posed by climate change.
In this working paper from the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute at the Minneapolis Fed, alumnus Kevin Williams (PhD 2014) and coauthors examine how real-time smartphone data can be used during the COVID-19 pandemic to inform economic and policy decisions.
Over spring break, six economics undergraduates visited Washington DC with graduate students in the Humphrey School, where they got the chance to explore Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office, meet Senator Tina Smith, and learn about the close relationship between economics and public policy.
With the world reeling from the repercussions of the COVID-19 outbreak, research on how to restart the economy without endangering lives has taken center stage. Economics department faculty and alumni have been collaborating with economists across the country (and the world) to zero in on the most beneficial policy measures.