Solomon M. Hsiang

Principal Investigator at the Global Policy Laboratory and Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at University Of California, Berkeley

Solomon Hsiang directs the Global Policy Laboratory at Berkeley, where his team is integrating econometrics, spatial data science, and machine learning to answer questions that are central to managing global resources. Hsiang earned a BS in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science and a BS in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he received a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Applied Econometrics at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University. Hsiang is currently the Thomas and Alison Schneider Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, a Co-Director at the Climate Impact Lab, co-founder of, Research Associate at the NBER, and a National Geographic Explorer. Hsiang is currently the Lead Author of the Economics chapter for the Fifth National Climate Assessment.