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A Geological Estimate of the Ultimate Social Cost of Carbon & A New Empirical Approach to Global Damage Function Estimation
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
David Archer is Professor of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago where he has taught since 1993. Archer has worked on a wide range of topics pertaining to the global carbon cycle and its relation to global climate—with special focus on ocean sedimentary processes and the balance between carbon dioxide levels in the oceans and in the atmosphere. Archer is the author of The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate, which earned him the 2009 Walter P. Kistler Book Award. He is also co-editor of The Warming Papers: The Scientific Foundation for the Climate Change Forecast, and author of The Climate Crisis: an Introductory Guide to Climate Change, The Global Carbon Cycle, and the undergraduate textbook Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast.
He was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2010 for exceptional scientific contributions to the field. Archer received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington.
Michael Greenstone is the Milton Friedman Professor in Economics, the College, and the Harris School, as well as the Director of the interdisciplinary Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and the Energy & Environment Lab at the University of Chicago Urban Labs. He previously served as the Chief Economist for President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, and currently serves on the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board. Greenstone also directed the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project, which studies policies to promote economic growth, and has since joined its Advisory Council. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and editor of the Journal of Political Economy. Before coming to Chicago, Greenstone was the 3M Professor of Environmental Economics at MIT.
Greenstone received a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University and a BA in economics with High Honors from Swarthmore College.