University of California Santa Barbara, USA, and IZA, Germany
Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Economic and health impacts of global climate change, adaptation to climate change, relationship between energy markets and labor markets
PhD Economics, Princeton University, 2001
“The economic impacts of climate change: Evidence from agricultural profits and random fluctuations in weather.” American Economic Review 97:1 (2007): 354–385.
“Climate change and birth weight.” American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings 99:2 (2009): 211–217.
“Extreme weather events, mortality and migration.” Review of Economics and Statistics 91:4 (2009): 659–681.
“Climate change, mortality, and adaptation: Evidence from annual fluctuations in weather in the U.S.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3:4 (2011): 152–185.
“Climate policy and labor markets.” In: Fullerton, D., and C. Wolfram (eds). The Design and Implementation of U.S. Climate Policy. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Balancing the benefits of environmental regulations for everyone and the costs to workers and firmsOlivier Deschenes, July 2014Environmental regulations such as air quality standards can lead to notable improvements in ambient air quality and to related health benefits. But they impose additional production costs on firms and may reduce productivity, earnings, and employment, especially in sectors exposed to trade and intensive in labor. The limited empirical evidence suggests that the benefits are likely to outweigh the costs.MoreLess