Tatyana Deryugina

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and IZA, Germany

It's important to build more bridges between academic research and policymakers. That is why I am excited about IZA World of Labor's efforts to create easy-to-digest summaries of the latest research on a variety of policy-relevant issues

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Research interest

Environmental economics, public economics

Past positions

Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, Environmental and Energy Economics Program (2015–2020); Assistant Professor of Finance, Department of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012–2020)


PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012

Selected publications

  • “Is the supply of charitable donations fixed? Evidence from deadly tornadoes.” American Economic Review: Insights 3:3 (2021) (with B. Marx).

  • “Does when you die depend on where you live? Evidence from Hurricane Katrina.” American Economic Review 110:11 (2020) (with D. Molitor).

  • “The long-run dynamics of electricity demand: Evidence from municipal aggregation.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 12:1 (2020) (with A. MacKay and J. Reif).

  • “The mortality and medical costs of air pollution: Evidence from changes in wind direction.” American Economic Review 109:12 (2019) (with G. Heutel, N. Miller, D. Molitor, and J. Reif).

  • “The economic impact of Hurricane Katrina on its victims: Evidence from individual tax returns.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 10:2 (2018) (with L. Kawano and S. Levitt).