Tuesday 25 August 2020

Webinar 2: Climate Finance

Seminar

Inquire Europe will host the second installment of their webinar series on 5 October.

It will be open to the public, making it a unique and exciting opportunity to share knowledge with a broader (virtual) audience. We look forward to celebrating Inquire Europe’s 30th anniversary with our peers and colleagues.  

Registration is possible via: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/2415960344633/WN_ttTMI1iTS-Gn-i8dWUUKMA

Keynote

Harrison Hong, professor of Economics at Columbia University, will give the keynote presentation during which he will provide an overview of recent findings in climate finance. Things will kick off with a discussion on how natural disasters related to climate-change pose physical risks to corporate profits. Harrison will then speak about transition risks, and the potential that government regulation and taxes have to mitigate disaster risks. Harrison will conclude by addressing how the efficiency of capital markets has consequences on pricing in both physical and transition risks.

More information on the speaker

Harrison Hong is currently professor of Economics at Columbia University. He was previously the John Scully' 66 Professor of Economics and Finance at Princeton University until July 2016. His work has covered diverse topics including behavioral finance and market efficiency, agency and biased decisions, organizational diseconomies and performance, social interaction and investor behavior, and social responsibility and the stock market.

In 2009, he was awarded the Fischer Black Prize, which is awarded once every two years to the best American finance economist under the age of 40. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and currently an editor of the International Journal of Central Banking. He has been an associate editor at the Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial Intermediation and a Director of the American Finance Association.