I am an environmental and labor economist at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). I use theory and data to study how beliefs affect decisionmaking, the role of information—especially professional forecasts—in shaping beliefs, and the effect of forward-looking behavior on empirical analyses. Much of my work focuses on estimating damages from climate change, accounting for how individuals and groups anticipate and adapt to those changes.

News and updates

New policy forum paper published in Science. We discuss the research implications of the SEC’s proposed climate risk disclosure rule, which will hopefully be finalized any day now.

I will be presenting new work on the value of weather forecast improvements at the NBER on March 24th. The talk will be streamed on Youtube here.

Two of my graduate students, Anna Papp and Vincent Bagilet, have put together a great set of simulations, example datasets, and code to work through many of the new two-way fixed effects/dynamic diff-in-diff methods. The code and data can be found on Anna’s Github page here. This could be a really helpful resource for students and researchers learning about these methods, so let me know if you find it helpful.

I will be presenting new work on the value of weather forecasts, joint with Derek Lemoine and Laura Bakkensen, at University of Arizona on December 14th.

The recording of the presentations from UCLA’s Climate Adaptation Symposium are available here. A great event as always!

The second UCLA Climate Adaptation Research Symposium will take place on September 8th. You can see my new work on the value of routine weather forecasts during the 10:45-12:15 PT session.