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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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Fiscal Costs of Climate Change

How will climate change affect public budgets through changes in the costs of disaster assistance, public healthcare, etc.? What are the climate policy implications?

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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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Shale Gas Boom and Energy Technology

How has the shale gas revolution affected U.S. energy markets, greenhouse gas emissions, and innovation in electricity technologies?