The E-axes Forum on Climate Change, Macroeconomics, and Finance

Fernanda Nechio, Glenn Rudebusch, Patrick Bolton, Pierre Monnin

“Research on climate change mitigation policies: past and future”

Event description

A panel discussion where members of the 2022 E-axes Forum Research Prize selection committee where will announce the winner of the award and highlight milestones of research on climate mitigation policies from the past as well as new avenues for research in the future.



Steve Cecchetti
Professor and Rosen Family Chair in International Finance, Brandeis International Business School

Fernanda Nechio

Vice President, Sustainable Growth Research
Fernanda Nechio is Vice President of Sustainable Growth in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In July 2019 Fernanda was appointed deputy governor at the Central Bank of Brazil, a position she held until May 2021. She was responsible for overseeing the International Research Department, all aspects related to risk management, and the relationships between the Bank and foreign institutions. She was a member of the Bank’s Board of Directors, sharing responsibilities for decisions on monetary policy and financial system stability and for setting the strategic direction of the Bank. In addition, Fernanda spearheaded the Bank’s Sustainability agenda aiming to promote a greener financial system and mitigate social, environmental, and climate risks. Fernanda started her career in July 2009 at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, where she held several positions in the Economic Research Department. She completed her PhD. and M.A. at Princeton University. Prior to that, she earned her Economics master and bachelor degrees at the Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has also served as a special-term lecturer at the Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro and at UC Berkeley. She has published articles in top academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of the European Economic Association.

Glenn Rudebusch

Nonresident Senior Fellow
Glenn Rudebusch is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution with the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy and a senior fellow at New York University in the Volatility and Risk Institute of the Stern School of Business. Previously, Dr. Rudebusch spent several decades in Economic Research at the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, where he was most recently an Executive Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor (cv). At various times at the Fed, he has served as Research Director, provided analysis and advice on monetary policy, financial developments, and macroeconomic forecasts, and regularly attended Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) monetary policy meetings among many other tasks. Dr. Rudebusch has published over a hundred academic and policy papers on a variety of issues in macroeconomic dynamics and forecasting, monetary policy strategy and communication, and financial models of interest rates in journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Review of Finance. In recent years, Dr. Rudebusch played a key role in introducing climate change considerations into the Federal Reserve’s analysis, research, and policy. He has authored several articles on the economics of climate change and the associated financial risk.

Patrick Bolton

Research Director and Professor of Finance & Economics
Patrick Bolton was Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. His career began at the University of California at Berkeley, then Harvard University, L’ Ecole Polytechnique, London School of Economics, l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Professor of Finance and Economics at Princeton University. With a PhD from the London School of Economics, and BA in economics from the University of Cambridge, and another BA in political science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. Co-author of, Contract Theory, and Credit Markets for the Poor.

Pierre Monnin

Senior Fellow
Pierre Monnin is a Senior Fellow with CEP where he focuses on the environmental and social effects of monetary policy. Prior to that he has been with the Swiss National Bank (SNB) in various roles for a total of ten years – counseling SNB’s Board Members on issues concerning financial markets and monetary policy as well as developing measures of financial stability and integrating them into the bank’s monetary policy framework. He also worked at Man Investments as a Quantitative Analyst, developing asset allocation strategies for alternative investments. Pierre holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich, a MSc in Economics from Queen Mary, University of London, as well as a MSc in Statistics and a BA in Economics from the University of Neuchatel.

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