Carolyn Kousky Director of Policy Research and Engagement, Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, University of Pennsylvania

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Carolyn Kousky has published numerous articles, reports, and book chapters on the economics and policy of natural disasters and disaster insurance markets.  She has examined how individuals learn about extreme event risk, the demand for natural disaster insurance, the functioning of the National Flood Insurance Program, and policy responses to potential changes in extreme events with climate change. She is the recipient of the 2013 Tartufari International Prize from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Carolyn Kousky was a member of the National Research Council Committee on Analysis of Costs and Benefits of Reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program. She is also a 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.