Researcher Profile

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Carolyn Kousky


Topics of Interest

Carolyn Kousky’s research focuses on natural resource management, decisionmaking under uncertainty, and individual and societal responses to natural disaster risk. She has examined how individuals learn about extreme event risk, the demand for natural disaster insurance, and policy responses to potential changes in extreme events with climate change. She is also interested in ecosystem services policy, and has examined the design of incentive-based mechanisms to supply ecosystem services and the use of natural capital to reduce vulnerability to weather-related disasters.


PhD in Public Policy, Harvard University, 2008
BS in Earth Systems, Stanford University, 2002

Selected Work

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