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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.
My research has been published in leading economics journals, including the American Economic Review, American Economic Review: Insights, AEJ: Applied Economics, and AEJ: Economic Policy, and has received widespread press coverage, including by The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and The Atlantic.
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.
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.