Professor Willi Semmler Awarded a Fulbright Visiting Professorship to Vienna


Willi Semmler, professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research and a faculty fellow with the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), will join the faculty of the Vienna University of Economics and Business during the 2010-2011 winter term as part of a distinguished Fulbright Visiting Professorship award.

In addition to teaching classes in advanced macroeconomics and financial markets, Semmler will continue his high-profile research on global warming and renewable energy sources. At The New School, Semmler is leading an investigation of the effects of climate change policies and politics on both the domestic and international economies.

In 2010, Semmler worked with SCEPA to host the conference, The Economics of Climate Change,, which established an international platform for a post-Copenhagen discussion of the urgency of climate change and the need to overcome tensions between developed and developing countries. This year, he hosted SCEPA’s second conference on climate change, with a focus on how economies can learn from the lessons of Japan’s recent nuclear disaster and transition to renewable energy and low carbon intensive technologies.

In addition to his teaching and research, Semmler serves on the Board of Directors at the Center for Empirical Macroeconomics at Bielefeld University in Germany. He has been a Visiting Professor of Columbia University and Stanford University and the CEPREMAP in Paris and lectured at UNAM in Mexico City, University of Orléans, and at numerous French, Japanese, Italian, and German universities.