EPIC and the Climate Impact Lab are excited to announce the addition of postdoctoral scholar Ishan Nath to their teams. Nath will start his two-year postdoctoral appointment with EPIC and the Lab on September 1. His work in this position will build on his doctoral studies at the University, which were conducted under the supervision of EPIC Director and Lab Co-Founder Michael Greenstone.
“We are excited to be continuing to work with Ishan in this new capacity,” says Greenstone, the Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, the College and the Harris School. “Ishan is a dedicated and talented young economist—one of a handful in his cohort at the vanguard of successfully bringing economics to bear on understanding the consequences of climate change and how societies can best adapt.”
Nath’s graduate research focused on how governments and citizens in the United States and developing countries could adapt to the impacts of climate change on agriculture and overall economic productivity. He also explored the effectiveness of clean energy policies, and the effects of trade policy on economic growth. Nath began working with the Climate Impact Lab as a graduate student researcher in 2015 and will continue his postdoctoral work with the team to examine the local effects of climate change around the world and to estimate a global social cost of carbon.
“The researchers on the Climate Impact Lab team and in the broader EPIC community have trained, mentored, and inspired me throughout graduate school,” says Nath. “I could not be more excited to spend the next two years working with a team of some of my best friends and role models to push forward a research agenda that aims to provide systematic evidence on critical questions regarding the economics of climate change.”
Along with receiving his PhD at the University of Chicago, Nath has an MPhil in economics from the University of Oxford, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship. He received his BA in economics and earth systems from Stanford University.