About us

Jesse Anttila-Hughes is an Assistant Professor of Applied Econometrics at the University of San Francisco.  Solomon Hsiang is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. 


Jesse's research focuses on understanding the developmental impacts of the natural environment, particularly relating to environmental variability, disasters, and climate change. His current research areas include: human capital impacts of the climate; adaptive responses to environmental risks; and determinants of the spread of environmental attitudes and ideas.  He teaches courses on Environment & Development, Econometrics, and Microeconomics. Jesse was born and raised in the Bronx, attended Stuyvesant High School, majored in physics at Harvard, worked as a statistical and corporate finance analyst in Citi's investment bank, and completed his PhD in Sustainable Development at Columbia. For more info, go to his personal website here.

Sol does research on the interface of climate science, economics and political science.  Sol studied Ocean and Atmospheric PhysicsInternational Development and Regional Planning and Economics as an undergrad at MIT.  He completed his PhD in Sustainable Development at Columbia. He worked as a post-doc in Applied Econometrics for the National Bureau of Economic Research and then as a post-doc at the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University.  His personal site is here.