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Sol Hsiang

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Solomon Hsiang is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at STEP in the Woodrow Wilson School.

Hsiang studies the impact of environmental changes on social systems, with a focus on social responses to climatic changes. Using tools from econometrics and climate physics, Hsiang studies the social costs and benefits of different climatic conditions.  By improving our understanding of these relationships, his work informs policies that support economic development while intelligently managing the global climate.

Hsiang received a B.S. in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (2006), a B.S. in Urban Studies and Planning from MIT (2006) and a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University (2011).
Hsiang, S.M. 2010. Temperatures and cyclones strongly associated with economic production in the Caribbean and Central America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(35) 15367-15372
Hsiang, S.M., Meng, K.C., Cane, M.A. 2011. Civil conflicts are associated with the global climate. Nature, 476(7361) 438-441


Contact information
Office: 413a Robertson Hall
Phone: (609)-258-4828
Email: shsiang [at] princeton [dot] edu
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