Tatyana Deryugina, Gies College of Business
Natural Disasters and Municipal Bonds


Thursday, December 15, 2022


SF 8:00am, NYC 11:00am, BERLIN 5:00pm



Tatyana Deryugina is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on environmental risk. Some of her work includes evaluating the impacts of Hurricane Katrina on the long-run labor market outcomes and survival of residents of New Orleans; estimating the social costs of acute air pollution exposure, both in terms of medical spending and life years lost; and assessing the effect of temperature in the U.S. economy. She has also investigated how farmers adjust their crop insurance choices in anticipation of disaster assistance; how scientific opinions affect laypersons’ beliefs about climate change; and how building energy codes and electricity prices affect energy consumption.

Prof. Deryugina is co-editor at the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) and at Environmental and Energy Policy and the Economy (EEPE). She also serves on the board of editors of American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (AEJ: Policy). She is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), the E2e Project, and the CESifo Research Network.

She has a PhD in Economics from MIT, a BA in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley, and a BS in Environmental Economics and Policy from UC Berkeley.

This seminar is part of the Virtual Seminar on Climate Economics series hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and is open to everyone interested in research on the economics of climate change.

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Watch the recording (video, 44:20 minutes, with transcription)