25 October 2017

Willi Semmler was invited to speak at the World Bank

Willie Semmler gave a talk on "Macroeconomic Modelling of Climate Policies: Green Bonds and Carbon Taxation" at the World Bank, Washington DC, USA on 25 October, 2017. The seminar took place in the framework of Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice of the World Bank.

Professor Semmler discussed recent advances in the macroeconomic modeling, tools and policies to mitigate climate change. His presentation addressed the following questions: What are alternative ways of integrating the impact of selected mitigation and adaptation policies into macroeconomic models with climate tipping points? How can interaction effects of green bonds and carbon taxation be modeled to investigate the inter-generational burden sharing for climate mitigation?

Dr. Willi Semmler is Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research, New York and Senior Researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna. He is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warming (2015) and 19 other books ranging from Dynamic Macroeconomics: Fluctuations and Growth in Monetary Economies (MIT, 1997) and Asset Prices, Booms and Recessions (Springer, 2011), to Global Environment, Natural Resources and Economic Growth (Oxford, 2008). Besides 40 years of publishing in academic journals, Dr. Semmler’s policy work has also been featured in working paper series of the World Bank, IMF, ILO and ECB.

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