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I am an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research focuses on environmental risk. Some of my 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. I have 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. If you’re interested in joining my research team, please send an introduction and resume to deryugeT~[Qs}&L5cUEp^[email protected]/(W+76w_mF’BQx$3inois.edu.
I am 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, 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, a tool to help researchers stay up to date on recent research. You tell us who and what you want to follow and we notify you about new papers matching your interests. I’m also working on SKAIPedia, a wiki for social science literature. Check them out and let me know what you think!
I have 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.