Tyler Felgenhauer
Postdoctoral Associate

I am a social scientist working to understand climate change and the options for responding as an integrated system, drawing on systems analysis, modeling, decision analysis, and other methods of public policy analysis. I have applied these approaches to exploring optimal portfolios of mitigation and adaptation, policy options in the face of limited adaptation capacity, and water-energy system dynamics. This work has been published in Climatic Change, Global Environmental Change, and Environmental Science & Policy, among other places. My current research investigates how real options analysis can be applied to policy decisions on geoengineering, and how trading on climate change damages and risk can be better understood by looking at the reinsurance industry. I have over fifteen years of experience in climate change, clean energy, and related environmental policy issues, and seven years with a prior career focus on international political development and conflict resolution. This includes extensive program management and implementation success across academic, non-profit, and business settings, and collaborations with policymakers, scientists, and other stakeholders. 

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, water-energy system dynamics, climate risk and insurance trading, risk and decision analysis for geoengineering, clean energy policy, international climate governance 

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