Climate Change ‘Studies’ Can’t Withstand Basic Scrutiny

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Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed David Barker.

On a recent Price of Business, host Kevin Price visited with David Barker, former economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and partner in Barker Companies, which owns, manages, and develops apartments and other real estate.A study claims heat suppresses economic growth. It falls apart under scrutiny.Climate change hurts the economy, according to a celebrated 2012 paper by economists Melissa Dell, Benjamin Jones and Benjamin Olken. That paper is in the top 1% of all academic economics publications by citation count, and it has received glowing coverage in the media. The authors teach at HarvardNorthwestern and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, respectively, and have received some of the highest awards in the profession. Barker took a closer look at their study, and it doesn’t hold up.BIO: David Barker is a partner in Barker Companies, which owns, manages and develops apartments and other real estate. He also has been an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa and the University of Chicago, teaching real estate investment, urban economics and corporate finance. Barker has published articles in academic journals, and his research has been covered in publications such as Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist.Barker previously was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he conducted research on real estate and the banking industry. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. He serves on the Governor of Iowa’s Rural Empowerment Initiative and is an honorary Colonel of the Iowa State Militia.He was appointed to the Board by Governor Kim Reynolds on March 1, 2019. His term expires on April 30, 2025.

 

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