Computational Economics

Clarida to Columbia students: Ask NYU professors for help

Richard Clarida presented “Monetary policy in open economies–Practical perspectives for pragmatic central bankers” at John Taylor’s 2014 conference “Frameworks for Central Banking in the Next Century” . The following is a cleaned up version of my comments and question to Prof. Clarida. The original transcript is at the end of this post. I’m Ken Judd …

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Congratulations to the RCC and Director Birali Runesha!

Today I received an email from the University of Chicago Research Computing Center entitled “Celebrating Ten Years”. The RCC Director is Birali Runesha whose welcome describes its goals. I want to extend my congratulations to RCC and Birali for their excellent work over the past ten years. I was a frequent visitor at the University …

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JPE does not want papers written for “smart people”

Cai, Lontzek and I submitted our paper on the social cost of carbon in November, 2012, and received referee reports and a revision request from Monika Piazessi, the JPE editor handling the submission, in November, 2013. A couple of months later, we met with her to discuss the revision. In particular, I wanted to explain …

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An Example of the “Tyranny of the Top Five”

In December, 2019, JPE published “The Social Cost of Carbon with Economic and Climate Risks”, a paper I wrote with Yongyang Cai and Thomas Lontzek. I am not listed as an author but the first footnote states that I was a co-author. The history behind that fact is an example of the “tyranny of the …

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DSICE: Dynamic Stochastic Integration of Climate and Economy

I started working on climate change policy modeling in 2008, and it has been a major focus of my efforts since then. In 2010, Yongyang Cai, Thomas Lontzek and I created the DSICE model, extending Nordhaus’ DICE to include productivity shocks as well as stochastic elements of the climate system. While we had earlier published …

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