Olivier Deschenes

University of California Santa Barbara, USA, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson, Subject Editor


Economic impacts of climate change, Impact of pollution, Labor and environment


United States


English - Native speaker




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Current position

Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara


PhD Economics, Princeton University, 2001

Selected publications

  • “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.