Expertise and Research Agenda

My research investigates how environmental processes and policies affect macroeconomic outcomes and human welfare. I bring a multi-methodological approach to this agenda, combining tools from different fields in order to leverage new data, empirics, and theoretical advancements.

Examples of questions and approaches in my work include the following:

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Hurricanes and Economic Growth

How do climatic risks and extreme weather events affect economic growth? How can empirical evidence be integrated into climate-economy models?

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Flood Risks and Housing Markets

How do flood and climate risks affect housing markets? What role do beliefs and excessive optimism play in driving current and future home price dynamics?

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Fiscal Constraints and Climate Policy

How do fiscal considerations affect the macroeconomic effects and welfare impacts of different climate policies (or the lack thereof)?

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