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Faculty - Kyle C. Meng

Kyle C. Meng, Assistant Professor Environmental Economics
PhD, MA Sustainable Development; BSE, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University

Kyle MengAttempts to narrow the uncertainty over the costs and benefits of climate change policy are constrained by two fundamental facts: anthropogenic climate change is unprecedented, and its impacts will occur gradually. Under such circumstances, the central challenge for empirical researchers is to combine appropriate historical evidence with relevant theory to produce credible out-of-sample predictions. As an economist with training in engineering and atmospheric physics, Dr. Meng explores particular empirical settings selected to inform upon a world under anthropogenic climate change. Examples include examining the relationship between adverse local weather driven by the El Ninõ Southern Oscillation and the onset of civil wars in the tropics during recent decades; using betting markets to elicit beliefs over the cost of U.S. climate policy; and studying the development of 20th-century U.S. coal-fired electricity capacity to inform upon a future low-carbon energy transition.

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Office: Bren Hall 4416

Phone: 805-893-5055
Fax: 805-893-6113



Bren Courses Taught



ESM 229

Economics and Policy of Climate Change

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