I am currently an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. My current research agenda includes estimating the short- and long-run health effects of natural disasters; understanding individuals’ and families’ location choices; improving measures of natural disaster damage; estimating the consequences of forgone health care; and understanding the role that the news media plays in post-disaster charitable giving.

If you’re interested in joining my research team, please send an introduction and resume to deryugeT~[Qs}&L5cUEp^in@ill/(W+76w_mF’BQx$3inois.edu.

I am also a co-editor at the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) and at Environmental and Energy Policy and the Economy (EEPE). I also serve on the board of editors of American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (AEJ: Policy).

I am affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), the E2e Project, and the CESifo Research Network.

In my spare time, I work on Academic Sequitur (AcademicSequitur.com), a tool to help researchers stay up to date on recent research. I’m also working on creating and growing an academic wiki. If you’re interested in helping with either of these projects, email me at tatya\/+3e,ubyg-{XsJ3na@deryugiE73j`5dkJ=MVK?@na.com.

My full CV and bio can be found here. To contact me, email deryugeT~[Qs}&L5cUEp^in@ill/(W+76w_mF’BQx$3inois.edu (research/teaching/academia-related matters) or tatya\/+3e,ubyg-{XsJ3na@deryugiE73j`5dkJ=MVK?@na.com (all other inquiries).

Latest Blog Posts

We are starting an academic wiki!

This summer, in collaboration with others, I’ve decided to embark on a new project – a wiki specifically for academic research. Our goal is to

Why did my paper get rejected?

How often have you encountered the following situation? A paper comes back with two positive reviews, one negative review, and a final decision of “reject”