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IMF & SCEPA's Climate Change Project

October 3, 2016
IMF & SCEPA's Climate Change Project Koji Yamada

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is ramping up its collaboration with climate change experts in the academic community.

To determine how developing countries can meet the conditions of the United Nation’s Paris agreement, the IMF has reached out to SCEPA Economist Willi Semmler. As the director of SCEPA’s Economics of Climate Change project, which presents expert lectures and original research on the economic effects of climate policies, Semmler was invited to work with the IMF's research and policy teams. Last week, he presented two lectures before the IMF’s Division of Development Macroeconomics on modeling economic growth in the context of climate change and he is co-authoring research with New School PhD candidate Anthony Bonen and IMF staff.

Semmler is the Arnhold Professor of Economics at The New School and co-author of the Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warming.