I am a social scientist working to understand the climate-society system and the options for responding to climate change risk in an integrated way. In answering these questions I apply systems dynamics and analysis; integrated assessment and other modeling; decision, risk, and uncertainty analysis; and other tools of public policy framing and economic analysis. Using these methods I have explored optimal portfolios of mitigation and adaptation, the risks and decision making process for geoengineering, international climate governance, policy options in the face of limited adaptation capacity, water-energy system dynamics, and clean energy policy. I have sixteen years of experience in climate change, clean energy, and related environmental policy issues, and seven years of experience in a prior career in international political development and conflict resolution.
Ph.D., Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
M.P.A., Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, 1999
B.A., Government, Cornell University, 1994
Current Research Interests
climate change policy and economics, adaptation and climate-society interactions, climate risk and insurance trading, risk and decision analysis for geoengineering, clean energy policy, international climate governance
Current Appointments & Affiliations
Outreach & Engaged Scholarship
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