Tyler Felgenhauer is a Research Scientist with the Modeling Environmental Risks and Decisions Group (MERDG) at Duke University, and Director of Climate Research with the Duke Center on Risk. Tyler’s research focusses on the climate-society system and options for responding to climate change risk in an integrated way, drawing on approaches from systems analysis, modeling, decision analysis, and other analytical methods of public policy and economics. Current work is investigating how to compare the risks and possible benefits of geoengineering with the risks of climate change in future scenarios. Previous research has explored emerging risk governance for solar radiation management as well as optimal portfolios of climate change mitigation and adaptation, international climate governance, policy options in the face of limited adaptation capacity, water-energy system dynamics under climate policy, and clean energy policy. Before Duke, Tyler was a Social Scientist with the Office of Research and Development at the U.S. EPA, and a Director with the clean energy finance firm IronOak Energy. He has additional experience with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), RTI International, and the NC Institute for Climate Studies. Dr. Felgenhauer holds a Ph.D in Public Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill, a Masters in Public and International Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a B.A. in Government from Cornell University.
Current Research Interests
risk and decision analysis for geoengineering, solar geoengineering policy scenarios, solar geoengineering policy adoption, climate change policy and economics, adaptation and climate-society interactions, climate risk and insurance trading, clean energy policy, international climate governance
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