Andrew Royal is trained as a behavioral economist, and his research focuses on how people perceive and respond to low-probability, high-consequence hazards. He received his PhD in economics from Claremont Graduate University, where his dissertation drew on evidence from laboratory experiments carefully designed to test theories of individual decisionmaking under risk. Royal is currently working as part of Rethinking Risk: New Approaches for Managing Risk and Building Resilience, RFF’s initiative to assess and develop tools for improving mitigation and resilience to risks stemming from natural disasters.
Royal is in RFF’s Land, Water, and Nature Program.
PhD in economics, Claremont Graduate University, 2016
BA in philosophy, Whittier College, 2008