events - The New School SCEPA

Professor Willi Semmler delivered the keynote speech on sustainable macroeconomics, climate risks, and energy transitions at the Central Banks and Climate Change event hosted by the University of Rome and the Centro Europa Ricerche. 

Dr. Ellora Derenoncourt delivered the Heilbroner Lecture on the evolution of racial inequality in the United States, its consequences, and its historical determinants.

The Schwartz Lecture is an annual event within the Economics Department at The New School for Social Research that features a major public figure in economic policy. Dr. Raphael Bostic, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, delivered the 2023 Schwartz Lecture. 

Tuesday, September 19, 4-5:30pm 

Wolff Conference Room, 6 East 16th Street

Harry Holzer, the John LaFarge Jr. Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University presented his talk, "Why Doesn't the US Labor Market Produce More Good Jobs?" He will discuss definitions of "good jobs" and evidence on these definitions; their importance in accounting for recent trends in labor market inequality; why private labor markets underproduce such quality, even if the labor market is competitive (and "good jobs" can be profitable for employers); and potential policy approaches.



Holzer Flyer



This workshop discussed the current macroeconomic and climate challenges, suggesting new research and policy agenda in economics. It featured research conducted by NSSR graduate students and alumni and a presentation by Prof. Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton University) on his new book, The Resilient Society (Endeavor Literary Press, 2021). 

SCEPA thanks the Thyssen Foundation for its continued support of the Economics of Climate Change project.

Date: November 13, 2021


Session 1 
Moderator: Jose Pedro Bastos Neves

Welcome Remarks – Prof. Mark Setterfield and Prof. Willi Semmler 

1. Gabriel Padró Rosario: The Economic Cost of a Hurricane: A case study of Puerto Rico and Hurricane Georges 1998 using Synthetic Control Method

2. Julia M. Puaschunder: The Multiple Dimensions of Climate Justice - with a focus on climate justice across countries

3. Ettore Gallo: Green Goodwin: reduction of CO2 emissions, climate damage and the persistence of business cycles.

4. Michael Flaherty: Balancing Adaptation with Mitigation: incorporating shorter-term loss reduction with longer-term sustainability objectives

5. Tato Khundadze: Regime switching in Consumption Behavior

6. Joao Paulo Braga: Greener Financial Portfolios and Economic Policy

7. Andreas Lichtenberger: Green Bonds for the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

Session 2 
Moderator: Joao Paulo Braga

1. Damien Parker: Did the QE Monetary Policy Contribute to Inequality in Wealth Distribution?

2. Oriol Codina: Assessing the Speed of the Green Transition with the Flaschel-Semmler model of Multi-Sector Growth

3. Jose Pedro Bastos Neves: Carbon Wealth Tax: a Proposal

4. Amit Roy: Green Monetary Policy to Combat Climate Change: Theory & Empirics

5. Behnaz Minooei Fard: Limit Pricing and Entry Game of renewable energy firms into the energy sector.

6. Hanin Khawaja: Crypto(currency?) as Legal Tender and the Digitalization of Currency System


Book Presentation: Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton): Resilient Society  
Moderator:  Prof. Willi Semmler (NSSR)

Can a resilient society bounce back from shocks, such as economic and financial crises, pandemics meltdown and climate disasters? Lacking resilience, can society reach tipping points from which they are unlikely to recover, possibly ending up in economic and social traps? 

 Proefssor Semmler's remarks can be found here