I am an environmental and labor economist at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) where I am affiliated with CEEP and the Climate School. I am also a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Currently, I am a Senior Advisor at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). I use theory and data to study how forecasts and other types of information affect actions in settings including adaptation to climate change, risk-taking in research, and time use. These days, I am especially fascinated by how people perceive and use routine weather forecasts — a decades-long information intervention that goes on every hour of the day, all around the world.

Contact information

Jeffrey Shrader
Assistant Professor
Columbia University, SIPA
jgs2103@columbia.edu

On leave 2023–2024 as Senior Advisor
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Executive Office of the President
Office hours: email for an appointment

News and updates

My paper with Josh and Richard was discussed on Matt Clancy’s excellent New Things Under the Sun blog here.

I have taken a one-year leave to be Senior Advisor at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), a division of the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President.

Derek, Laura, and I have written an op-ed on the role of weather forecasts in saving people’s lives from extreme temperatures. Check it out here at the LA Times.