Michael Barnett is a PhD candidate in the Joint Program in Financial Economics at the University of Chicago. His research interests include asset pricing, macroeconomics, climate change, and energy economics. His current work uses theoretical modeling and empirical methods to study the role of uncertain climate policy on production outcomes and asset prices in the oil sector, the cross-sectional asset pricing implications of climate change and climate model uncertainty, and to quantify the state and horizon dependent implications of the different channels of climate model uncertainty captured by climate model emulators.
Before coming to the University of Chicago, Michael was a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Economics and Mathematics.