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Carolyn Kousky

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    About

    Dr. Carolyn Kousky is Director for Policy Research and Engagement at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania.   Dr. Kousky’s research has examined multiple aspects of disaster insurance markets, the National Flood Insurance Program, federal disaster aid and response, and policy responses to potential changes in extreme events with climate change. She has published numerous articles, reports, and book chapters on the economics and policy of natural disasters and disaster insurance markets, and is routinely cited in media outlets including NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fortune, CBS News, and Business Insurance, among others. She is the recipient of the 2013 Tartufari International Prize from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Dr. Kousky was a member of the National Research Council Committee on Analysis of Costs and Benefits of Reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program and is a visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future.  She has a BS in Earth Systems from Stanford University and a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.

    Selected Publications

    Kousky, C. (forthcoming). “Financing Flood Losses: A Discussion of the National Flood Insurance Program” Risk Management and Insurance Review.

    Kousky, Carolyn (2017).  “Revised Risk Assessments and the Insurance Industry.” In: Policy Shock: Recalibrating Risk and Regulation after Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents and Financial Crises.  Cambridge University Press: 55-81.

    Kousky, C., P. Raschky, and E. Michel-Kerjan (2018). “Does Federal Disaster Assistance Crowd Out Flood Insurance?” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 87: 150-164.

    Kousky, C., and  Shabman, L. (2017).  “Federal Funding for Flood Risk Reduction in the US: Pre-or Post-Disaster?”  Water Economics and Policy, 3(01), 1771001.

    Kousky, C., B. Lingle, and L. Shabman (2017). “The Pricing of Flood Insurance.” Journal of Extreme Events. 04, 1750001

    School/Department

    Areas of Interest

      About

      Dr. Carolyn Kousky is Director for Policy Research and Engagement at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania.   Dr. Kousky’s research has examined multiple aspects of disaster insurance markets, the National Flood Insurance Program, federal disaster aid and response, and policy responses to potential changes in extreme events with climate change. She has published numerous articles, reports, and book chapters on the economics and policy of natural disasters and disaster insurance markets, and is routinely cited in media outlets including NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fortune, CBS News, and Business Insurance, among others. She is the recipient of the 2013 Tartufari International Prize from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Dr. Kousky was a member of the National Research Council Committee on Analysis of Costs and Benefits of Reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program and is a visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future.  She has a BS in Earth Systems from Stanford University and a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.

      Selected Publications

      Kousky, C. (forthcoming). “Financing Flood Losses: A Discussion of the National Flood Insurance Program” Risk Management and Insurance Review.

      Kousky, Carolyn (2017).  “Revised Risk Assessments and the Insurance Industry.” In: Policy Shock: Recalibrating Risk and Regulation after Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents and Financial Crises.  Cambridge University Press: 55-81.

      Kousky, C., P. Raschky, and E. Michel-Kerjan (2018). “Does Federal Disaster Assistance Crowd Out Flood Insurance?” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 87: 150-164.

      Kousky, C., and  Shabman, L. (2017).  “Federal Funding for Flood Risk Reduction in the US: Pre-or Post-Disaster?”  Water Economics and Policy, 3(01), 1771001.

      Kousky, C., B. Lingle, and L. Shabman (2017). “The Pricing of Flood Insurance.” Journal of Extreme Events. 04, 1750001

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