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Solomon Hsiang
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Claims of Bias in Climate-Conflict Research Lack Evidence [Uncut Version]
Marshall and I had an extremely brief Correspondence published in Nature last week. We were reacting to an article "Sampling bias in climate–conflict research" by Adams et al. in Nature Climate Change and an Editorial published in Nature discussing and inte...
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[Pretty urgent] Call for papers: Berkeley Climate Economics Workshop
W e are currently soliciting papers from PhD students and post-docs for a climate economics workshop at UC Berkeley. Proposals are due on  November 20, 2017   by   8:00am PST . BACKGROUND AND GOALS We encourage papers by PhD students and post-docs undertaki...
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Climate impacts research is getting real
A few recent examples of our research getting out of the ivory tower and into the real world. This came up in a recent seminar I teach, so it seemed like others might appreciate the update. 1. The NYT sent some journalists to India to do a story following u...
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Climate change, crop failure, and suicides in India (Guest post by Tamma Carleton)
[This is a guest post by Tamma Carleton , a Doctoral Fellow at the Global Policy Lab and PhD candidate in the Ag and Resource Econ department here at Berkeley] Last week, I published a paper in PNAS addressing a topic that has captured the attention of medi...
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Building a better damage function
Bob Kopp , Amir Jina , James Rising, and our partners at the Climate Impact Lab , Princeton, and RMS , have a new paper  out today.  Our goal was to construct a climate damage function for the USA that is "micro-founded," in the sense that it is built up fr...
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Chat with Nature editor Michael White about publishing, interdisciplinary research, and the state of climate economics
I recently had a long discussion with  Dr. Michael White  (the editor at Nature who handles climate science and economics) about a whole bunch of issues that probably interest g-feeders: working in an interdisciplinary space, deciding when to publish in eco...
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Better than the real thing
Why read a stack of research papers when you can watch a 3 min cartoon? Thanks to Eric Roston of Bloomberg for putting this together.
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