2023 Climate Risk Management Conference

Posted On July 24, 2023

September 28, 2023 - September 29, 2023

Joiner Seminar Room, 12th floor
55 Park Place NE
Georgia State University -- Downtown campus
Atlanta, GA 30303


General Information

The Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Science at Georgia State University and the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk are pleased to announce the first Climate Risk Management Conference. This year's conference will showcase cutting-edge research that quantifies climate change damage and the extent to which adaptation can mitigate these losses. The conference brings together experts from academia and the private and public sector for two days of talks at the GSU campus in Atlanta.


Alejandro del Valle (Georgia State University) is the organizer of this conference. Contact Alejandro at [email protected] with questions about the conference program. For questions regarding participation and logistics, contact the CEAR team at [email protected].

Sponsors and Funding

The conference is sponsored by the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR), located in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. For more information about CEAR, visit cear.gsu.edu.

Standard travel and accommodation support for presenters and keynote speakers will be provided, and we will contact those parties directly for procedures and guidelines.

Keynote Speakers

This year we are excited to feature two keynote speakers during the conference:

Olivier Deschenes (University of California Santa Barbara)
Olivier Deschenes is Professor of Economics at the University of California Santa Barbara, where he is also affiliated with the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. He is also Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and Program Coordinator of IZA's research area on the Environment, Health, and Labor Markets. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.

Deschenes' broad research agenda focuses on measuring the benefits and costs associated with policies that improve environmental quality. His recent research focused on estimating the impacts of climate change on human health and economic productivity in the U.S. and around the world using historical data. His ongoing work examines the economic and environmental effects of green energy transitions, the relationship between extreme temperature and health, the effect of temperature and ambient pollution fluctuations on worker productivity and health, and the costs and benefits of climate change adaptation.

Matthew E. Kahn (University of Southern California)
Matthew E. Kahn is a provost professor at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Science and the Director of JHU's 21st Century Cities Initiative. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at IZA. He has taught at Columbia, the Fletcher School at Tufts University, UCLA and Johns Hopkins University. He has served as a Visiting Professor at Harvard and Stanford and as the Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. Dr. Kahn's research focuses on urban and environmental economics. He is the author of Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment (Brookings Institution Press 2006) and the co-author (joint with Dora L. Costa) of Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War (Princeton University Press 2009). He is also the author of Climatopolis (Basic Books 2010) and Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China (with Siqi Zheng published by Princeton Press in 2016). He has also published three other Amazon Kindle books on urban economics and microeconomics. He is a graduate of Hamilton College and the London School of Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.


Interested scholars are welcome to register without cost, space permitting. Please register your interest in attending through the button at the top of the page or the following link: https://gsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8e1vEcRnseORu6y


The workshop will be held in the Joiner Seminar Room, which is located on the 12th floor of the 55 Park Place Building at Georgia State University. Here is a map link to the 55 Park Place building; the physical address is 55 Park Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. You will need to check in at the front desk before proceeding to the 12th floor – please bring a photo ID for verification.


CEAR will book and manage lodging reservations for all speakers and select guests whenever possible. CEAR will contact the presenters directly to determine their lodging needs. All other attendees should book their own lodging. There are a number of options within walking distance of the conference building – be aware that you may not be able to secure our pre-negotiated rates.