2021–2022 High School Fed Challenge Theme Resource Center: Economics of Climate Change

The New York Fed has assembled a list of resources for this year's theme, Economics of Climate Change, that teams may find helpful as they research their podcast script topic for the High School Fed Challenge. The resources include research and analysis from the New York Fed as well as content from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Teams will also find data and materials from third-party organizations, including nonprofit research organizations and other entities. Students are not restricted to these resources, and may use other reputable or scholarly sources for their work.

Happy researching!

Explore the Resources
Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Community Development Climate Hub
Through this initiative, the New York Fed conducts research to better understand how building resilient communities and infrastructure to mitigate climate change is an increasingly important facet of maintaining a healthy economy.
Federal Reserve Board: Climate Change and Financial Stability
In this FEDS Note, the Federal Reserve Board offers a way to assess the financial stability impact of risks resulting from climate change. The Board discusses the effect of climate change on financial stability and the way in which climate risk fits into existing financial stability monitoring frameworks.
Brookings Institution: Climate Research & Action
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
World Bank: Climate Change
The World Bank provides research and resources examining climate change with a particular focus on vulnerable nations.
Cato Institute: Global Warming
The Cato Institute is a think-tank that promotes solutions to economic problems using the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peace. Their research on global warming focuses on market based solutions to solve the problem of carbon emissions.
Environmental Protection Agency: Economics of Climate Change
The Environmental Protection Agency conducts research on mitigating the effects of climate change with a focus on lessening the contribution of the United States to carbon emissions. Their focus areas include “emissions trading, estimation of greenhouse gas reduction benefits, the role of uncertainty, and modeling the economic impacts of ocean acidification.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): Global Climate Change
NASA is a government agency focused on research of the planet. This resource hub provides graphs, charts, and research on global temperature, sea level change, and the loss of ice mass.
World Resources Institute
The mission of the World Resources Institute is to “move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.” This resource hub examines such topics as food risk, carbon emissions, and water access.

Previous Year's Competition Resources
2020-2021: Economic Inequality
Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Economic Inequality & Equitable Growth Resource Hub
Through this initiative, the New York Fed conducts research to better understand what contributes to economic inequality in its many forms. With a better understanding of the problem, we look to convene key stakeholders to discuss best practices and new strategies to support equitable growth in the region and the nation.

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute
The Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute was established in January 2017 with the goal, as Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said, “To conduct and promote research that will increase economic opportunity and inclusive growth for all Americans and help the Federal Reserve achieve its maximum employment mandate.”

Brookings Institution: Income Inequality & Social Mobility
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.

Economic Policy Institute: Inequality and Poverty
As the United States recovers from the Great Recession, EPI’s research in this area examines the increasing levels of economic inequality in connection with decreasing levels of economic mobility and rising levels of poverty.

Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality
The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality provides research, policy analysis, and training on issues of poverty and inequality.

Manhattan Institute: Income Inequality
The mission of the Manhattan Institute is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility.

Urban Institute: Inequality and Mobility Cross-Center Initiative
Scholars across the Urban Institute are producing new insights about the overlapping dimensions of inequality, mobility, and inclusion.

Inequality.org (Institute for Policy Studies project)
Inequality.org is an online portal to data, analysis, and commentary on income and wealth inequality.

Washington Center for Equitable Growth
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a nonprofit research and grantmaking organization dedicated to advancing evidence-backed ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Poverty and Inequality
A nonpartisan research and policy institute that pursues federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways.




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