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‘We’re All Climate Economists Now’

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🗞️ Driving the news: At the Allied Social Science Associations conference, a notable shift was observed with numerous presentations on climate change, reflecting the field's growing focus on this critical issue
Topics ranged from the impact of natural disasters on various economic aspects to the broader implications of climate policies

🔭 The context: The conference, a major event for economists, highlighted the increasing attention on environmental issues within the field
This change marks a significant departure from past years, where climate change was less prominently featured in economic discussions

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The proliferation of climate-related research in economics signals a broader recognition of environmental issues as central to economic study
This trend is vital for developing policies and strategies that address the multifaceted impacts of climate change on global economies and societies

⏭️ What's next: The emerging focus on climate change in economic research indicates a shift towards more sustainable and environmentally conscious economic planning

💬 One quote: "We’re all climate economists now" (Heather Boushey, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers)

📈 One stat: Job postings for academic economists mentioning "climate change" increased from 1.1% a decade ago to 5.5% in 2023, according to

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