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Cambridge Economics Alumni Webinar Series: Investment in a changing world 

In this webinar, Professor Tiago Cavalcanti outlined the importance of understanding the economic impact of climate change mitigation policies for adoption of such policies that reduce emissions and transition a country towards a low-carbon future. Then, Professor Chryssi Giannitsarou discussed the link between the rise in cross-country stock market correlations and the increase in foreign direct investments across the world. Read More>>

Event Date - Thursday 12th May 2022

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Investment

Climate Change

Climate Mitigation

Stock Market



Kamiar Mohaddes paper runner-up in FT awards 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper, "Rising Temperatures, Falling Ratings: The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness", was named runner-up in the Financial Times Responsible Business Education Awards. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 20th January 2022

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Awards

Climate Change

Climate Finance

Environment



Invest more money in climate mitigation today 

Dr Kamiar Mohaddes's work on climate mitigation is quoted in the Boston Globe, as climate experts warn that failure to address the climate crisis will come at an even higher price. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 22nd December 2021

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Climate Change

Climate Mitigation

Fiscal

Policy



Population: The Missing Factor in Climate and Biodiversity Policy - Video 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta gave The Bennett Institute for Public Policy's Annual Public Policy Lecture. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 6th December 2021

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Climate Change

Biodiversity

Policy

Population



Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's joint paper on the long-term macroeconomic effects of climate change has been quoted in a letter to the Chair of the US Federal Reserve. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 22nd November 2021

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Climate Change

Economic Growth

Macroeconomics



Climate finance: it’ll be cheaper in the long run if poorer countries receive it as a matter of urgency 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes has written a joint article for The Conversation, that says climate change will shrink the economies of rich, poor, hot and cold countries alike. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 9th November 2021

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Climate Change

Climate Finance

Environment

Global Economy



Putting the Environment at the Heart of Economic Decision-Making 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta and Nicholas Stern took part in a panel discussion on why it's crucial for us to embed the environment into economic and finance decision-making. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 9th November 2021

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Climate Change

Biodiversity

Global Economy

Climate Finance



Greenovate for a better environment and economy 

Dr. Kamiar MohaddesZeina Hasna and Henry-James Hatton are co-authors of a report on the impact of innovation in green-related activities to the broader economy. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th November 2021

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Climate Change

GDP

Greenovate

Women in Economics



It’s not a giant step to introduce nature into economics 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was interviewed by Leslie Hook as part of the Financial Times's ‘Economists Exchange’ series. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th November 2021

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Climate Change

Biodiversity

Natural Capital

Economic Modelling



New Janeway Institute to transform economic research 

Disseminating research at the frontier of economics is just one of the roles of a new research institute which will shape young minds and transform economic research. The new Weslie and William Janeway Institute for Economics will be primarily funded by Weslie and William Janeway.

Published on - Wednesday 13th October 2021

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Climate Change

Digital Economy

Epidemics

Gender



The costs of climate change are getting lost on Capitol Hill 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change, has been quoted in the Washington Post. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 20th October 2021

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Climate Change

Economic Growth

Macroeconomics



Sir Partha Dasgupta awarded Kew International Medal 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta awarded Kew International Medal for work to protect nature and stop biodiversity loss. The Economist was selected by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to receive the prestigious award following his ground-breaking report The Economics of Biodiversity.

Published on - Wednesday 8th September 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Awards



A Climate Reckoning Is Coming for the World’s Government Debt 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on climate change and sovereign credit ratings, has been quoted in an article for Bloomberg News. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 23rd September 2021

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Climate Change

Credit Rating

Credit Risk

Policy



UK’s cut to overseas family planning aid ‘very disappointing’ 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta is quoted regarding his review into the “economics of biodiversity”. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 7th September 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Aid



The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review Launch Speech 

Read the expanded version of the speech delivered by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta at the launch of his independent global Review, commissioned by HM Treasury. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 13th July 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Natural Assets



The Case for ‘Truly-Long-Term’ Debt Ratings 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on climate change and sovereign credit ratings, has been quoted in the Financial Times. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 8th July 2021

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Climate Change

Credit Rating

Investors

Credit Risk



California's Heat Dome Poses Unprecedented Challenge for World's Fifth-Biggest Economy 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change, has been quoted in the Telegraph. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 6th July 2021

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Climate Change

Macroeconomics

Economic Growth



Undergraduate Achievements Topped with Adam Smith Prizes 

Three Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Economics have been awarded prizes following a superlative exam performance.

Published on - Thursday 1st July 2021

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Awards

Microeconomics

Development

Climate Change



Sustainable Earth 

Further coverage of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta discussing the need for new economic approaches to preserving the biosphere. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 15th June 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Agriculture



Planet Needs a World Bank for Natural Assets 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta is calling for a body to protect shared resources such as oceans and air. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 10th June 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Natural Assets



Why China Has More To Gain From Fighting Climate Change Than Other Countries 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on climate change and sovereign credit ratings, has been quoted in the South China Morning Post. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 11th May 2021

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Climate Change

Credit Rating

China



Climate-Macroeconomics Mini Conference 

Cambridge-INET, the Centre for Macroeconomics and the Cambridge Faculty of Economics are holding a Mini Conference on the "Climate-Macroeconomics". It will take place on Tuesday 4th May 2021, 3:00pm-6:15pm BST (UK) and will be held online. See the event page for more details.

Published on - Friday 16th April 2021

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Climate Change

Macroeconomics



How do Businesses Deal with Uncertainty Effectively? 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes has published an article for the Mastering Entrepreneurship Blog, which is run by the Judge Business School. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 15th April 2021

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Climate Change

Business

Uncertainty

Entrepreneurs



The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on climate change and sovereign credit ratings, has been covered by New York Times in the article "How Debt and Climate Change Pose ‘Systemic Risk’ to World Economy". Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 8th April 2021

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Climate Change

Development

Credit Rating

Global Capital



Why Has It Taken So Long To Take Climate Change Seriously? 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes took part in a Climate Change panel discussion event on 28th March 2021, as part of the University's Cambridge Festival. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 7th April 2021

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Climate Change

Policy

Technology

Tipping Point



Rising Temperatures, Melting Ratings 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes has published an article for VOXeu that looks at sovereign credit ratings and climate-driven downgrades. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 25th March 2021

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Climate Change

Development

Credit Rating

Global Capital



Smart Sovereign Credit Ratings & Global Warming Downgrades 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Rising Temperatures, Falling Ratings: The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness", has been quoted in various news outlets. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 19th March 2021

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Climate Change

Development

Credit Rating

Global Capital



Smart Sovereign Credit Ratings Suggest Global Warming Downgrades 

The first sovereign credit rating to directly include climate science shows that many national economies can expect downgrades to occur within a decade unless action is taken to reduce emissions.

Published on - Thursday 18th March 2021

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Climate Change

Development

Credit Rating

Global Capital



Discussion of Dasgupta Review findings 

Sajid Javid MP and the Faculty’s Professor Sir Dasgupta will discuss the review, its key findings and next steps, in an event organised by the Harvard Kennedy School. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 15th March 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Policy



Is There a More Climate-Friendly Way to Assess the State of Our Economies? 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was interviewed by Channel 4 News about the findings of his independent report into the Economics of Biodiversity and if there is another way, other than GDP, to measure if economies are doing well. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 8th March 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Economic Growth



Call to Transform Economics to Halt Natural World Destruction 

Nations will have to rethink economic growth as a measure of success if they want to make good on pledges to halt the destruction of the natural world, according to a report co-authored by Prof Dasgupta.

Published on - Tuesday 2nd February 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Economic Growth



US GDP Drop Following Paris Accord is at Most 0.6% 

The United States plans to rejoin the Paris climate accord. Faculty academics have examined what this means for the US economy & GDP. They suggest a carbon tax of 32.3% is needed for US to achieve its original Paris pledge, which might cause US GDP to fall up to 0.6%.

Published on - Friday 22nd January 2021

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Climate Change

US

Policy

GDP



Full details of the Dasgupta Review 

Cambridge University News has detailed feature on the independent review on the economics of biodiversity, produced by Emeritus Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta from the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th February 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment



Biodiversity and Ecosystems 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta gave an interview to the House of Commons, Environment Audit Committee about the findings of his forthcoming independent report into the Economics of Biodiversity. Professor Dasgupta's report will be published early in 2021. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 14th December 2020

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment



What COVID-19 Shows is That the Global Economy is Not Very Resilient 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by the Times of India about his recent study on the economic consequences of Covid-19. Dr Mohaddes spoke about the direct and indirect effects of this, within the interconnected global economy and how climate change could also be hit severely by it. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 4th December 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economy

Climate Change

India



Climate Change and the Economics of Biodiversity 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was among the panel of leading scientists, academics, businesspeople and activists for the BBC World Service - World Questions programme. The panel discussed the environment and what we can do to help it. Professor Dasgupta's interim report of his independent global review on the Economics of Biodiversity was published by the HM Treasury in April 2020. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 16th November 2020

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment



The Economics of a Green Recovery 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes took part in the second of Centre for Science and Policy's (CSaP) Science, Policy & a Green Recovery Podcasts. Dr Mohaddes spoke about his two papers "A Counterfactual Economic Analysis of COVID-19 Using a Threshold Augmented Multi-Country Model" and "Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross-Country Analysis".

Published on - Monday 19th October 2020

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COVID-19

Climate Change

Recovery

Economic Analysis



The Economics of Biodiversity 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta will be talking to Minouche Shafik (LSE Director) about his research into "The Economics of Biodiversity". The virtual event will take place on Thursday 7th May 2020 1.00pm to 2.00pm and is hosted by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. Please see the LSE event page for details and to register your interest.

Published on - Wednesday 6th May 2020

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Biodiversity

Development

Economic Growth

Climate Change



Economics of Biodiversity 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta's interim report of his independant global review on the Economics of Biodiversity has been published by the HM Treasury. The Review was commissioned last year by HM Treasury and is supported by an Advisory Panel drawn from public policy, science, economics, finance and business.

Published on - Friday 1st May 2020

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Biodiversity

Development

Economic Growth

Climate Change



Sandra Batten "Central Banks and Climate Change" - Public Talk 

As part of the Rebuilding Macroeconomics Cambridge-INET Sustainable Growth Hub Workshop, Rebuilding Macroeconomics and Cambridge-INET are hosting a public talk by Sandra Batten (Bank of England) on Monday 16th March 2020, 03:15pm - 04:30pm in King's College, Cambridge.

Event Date - Monday 16th March 2020

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Central Banks

Climate Change



Putting a Dollar Value on Biodiversity 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was interviewed by Radio New Zealand about his research into biodiversity, particularly his Review of the Economics of Biodiversity and his pioneering work into Inclusive Wealth Index, that aims to puts a monetary value on natural resources. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 18th February 2020

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Biodiversity

Development

Economic Growth

Climate Change



The Economics of Biodiversity 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta gave the 2019 Martin Buber Memorial Lecture at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, on the 26th November 2019, in Jerusalem. Prof. Dasgupta's talk was titled "The Economics of Biodiversity". Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 27th November 2019

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Biodiversity

Economic Growth

Climate Change



The Price of Warming 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross-Country Analysis" (joint with Kahn, M. E., Ng, R. N. C., Pesaran, M. H., Raissi, M. and Yang, J-C.) has been covered in Scientific American's November issue, "Warming Will Cost Rich and Poor Countries Alike".

Published on - Monday 28th October 2019

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Climate Change

Macroeconomics

Global Economy

Economy



Climate Change Could Shrink the Economies of Virtually all Countries 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross-Country Analysis" (joint with Matthew E. Kahn, Ryan N.C. Ng, M. Hashem Pesaran, Mehdi Raissi, and Jui-Chung Yang) has been highlighted in an article by the University of Cambridge's Research News. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 20th August 2019

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Climate Change

Macroeconomics

Global Economy

Economy



Long-Term Growth Effects of Climate Change 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes gave a presentation on the 10th May 2019 entitled "Long-Term Growth Effects of Climate Change" at the Climate Change and Central Banking Workshop in Ottawa, organized by the Bank of Canada.

Published on - Monday 13th May 2019

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Economic Growth

Climate Change

Long-Term Growth

Central Banks



Economic Case for Biodiversity 

Professor Partha Dasgupta's research into biodiversity for the UN has been quoted by an article in the Guardian newspaper. The article title "UK urged to take lead on biodiversity as UN issues urgent warning" was published online on 6th May 2019 and in the print version on 7th May 2019.

Published on - Monday 13th May 2019

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Biodiversity

Economic Growth

UK Government

Climate Change




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