Insurance and Disaster Aid
Insuring natural disasters is a costly business, for both governments and policy holders. RFF experts are examining ways to make the US National Flood Insurance Program and other insurance options more affordable, ultimately increasing insurance uptake rates and policy coverage.
Nature-Based Flood Solutions and the National Flood Insurance Program
This issue brief examines how the National Flood Insurance Program could reduce premiums by incorporating nature-based solutions.
What's at Stake? Understanding the Role of Home Equity in Flood Insurance Demand
This working paper finds that as home equity increases, so does demand for flood insurance—a finding with major implications for understanding climate change's impact on housing.
Does the Coastal Barrier Resources Act Provide a Policy Template to Address Wildfire Risk?
Read how this legislation could serve as a template to address wildfire risk.
Leonard A. Shabman
Len Shabman is a Senior Fellow at RFF. His current work balances time spent in research with advisory activities in order to have a direct bearing on the design and execution of water and related resources policy.
Yanjun (Penny) Liao
Yanjun (Penny) Liao is an economist and Fellow at Resources for the Future. Her current research focuses on issues of natural disaster risk management and climate adaptation.
Dr. Carolyn Kousky
Dr. Carolyn Kousky is a university fellow at RFF and Associate Vice President for Economics and Policy at Environmental Defense Fund.
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