University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Environmental economics, public economics
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
“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).
Economic effects of natural disasters
Natural disasters cause significant short-term disruptions, but longer-term economic impacts are more complexTatyana Deryugina, April 2022Extreme weather events are increasing in frequency and intensity, threatening lives and livelihoods around the world. Understanding the short- and long-term effects of such events is necessary for crafting optimal policy. The short-term economic impacts of natural disasters can be severe, suggesting that policies that better insure against consumption losses during this time would be beneficial. Longer-term economic impacts are more complex and depend on the characteristics of the affected population and the affected area, changes in migration patterns, and public policy.MoreLess