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Insights / Research BriefJun 28, 2021

Central Banking Challenges Posed by Uncertain Climate Change and Natural Disasters

Lars Peter Hansen
In recent years, some central banks have added a new responsibility to their list of tasks: ameliorate the effects of climate change. This could mean monitoring the short- and long-term exposure of financial institutions to climate change, or it could mean actively directing regulated financial institutions to invest in certain industries. In either case, central banks will have to determine how best to anticipate the likely effects of climate change many years into the future.
Topics:  Energy & Environment
Insights / Podcast episodeApr 22, 2021

Are Carbon Offsets Bogus?

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Michael Greenstone, Barbara Haya
Some of the world’s largest companies (and biggest emitters of CO2) boast big investments in...
Topics:  Energy & Environment
Insights / Podcast episodeSep 11, 2020

Deep Dive Series – Climate vs. Development: The Global Dilemma

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Michael Greenstone, Amir Jina
How you experience the global energy crisis and climate change depends in large part on...
Topics:  Energy & Environment
Insights / Podcast episodeAug 27, 2020

Episode 20: Can COVID Change the Climate?

Eduardo Porter, Tess Vigeland, Michael Greenstone
COVID-19 has prompted a significant decline in carbon emissions, accompanied by extraordinary economic cost. Professor...
Topics:  COVID-19, Energy & Environment
Insights / CommentaryApr 03, 2020

We Should Be Celebrating OPEC’s Price War, Not Trying To End It

Forbes; Ryan Kellogg
Topics:  COVID-19, Energy & Environment
Insights / Chart

Renewable Portfolio Standards Passage by State

States that have adopted any RPS policy are colored according to the year in which...
Topics:  Energy & Environment
Insights / Video

Becker Brown Bag: Some Dismal Economics of Climate Policy

Robert H. Topel
Energy is an essential component of economic growth. At the same time, rising worldwide demand...
Topics:  Energy & Environment
Insights / Video

Discussion Section with Kevin Murphy, Featuring Lars Peter Hansen

Kevin Murphy, Lars Peter Hansen
Kevin Murphy talks with Lars Peter Hansen, the David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor and Director of BFI's Macro Finance Research Program, about BFI's beginnings, his research and more.
Topics:  Tax & Budget, Technology & Innovation, Employment & Wages, Energy & Environment