Carolyn Kousky

Resources for the Future

1616 P Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Climate Change and Risk Management: Challenges for Insurance, Adaptation, and Loss Estimation

RFF Discussion Paper No. 09-03-REV
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2014
Carolyn Kousky and Roger M. Cooke
Resources for the Future and Resources for the Future
Downloads 472 (59,235)
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tail dependence, micro-correlations, fat tails, damage distributions, climate change

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Informing Climate Adaptation: A Review of the Economic Costs of Natural Disasters, Their Determinants, and Risk Reduction Options

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 12-28
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 04 Jul 2012
Carolyn Kousky
Resources for the Future
Downloads 419 (68,397)
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natural disaster damages, climate adaptation, risk mitigation

Responding to Threats of Climate Change Mega-Catastrophes

HKS Working Paper No. RWP10-008
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2010
Resources for the Future, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 166 (178,626)

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climate change, catastrophe, risk, decisionmaking under uncertainty

Responding to Threats of Climate Change Mega-Catastrophes

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5127
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Resources for the Future, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases, Climate Change Economics, Science of Climate Change, Hazard Risk Management, Transport and Environment

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Pricing Flood Insurance: How and Why the NFIP Differs from a Private Insurance Company

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper 14-37
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Dec 2014
Carolyn Kousky and Leonard Shabman
Resources for the Future and Resources for the Future
Downloads 160 (184,183)
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flood insurance, rate-setting, NFIP, premiums

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The Unholy Trinity: Fat Tails, Tail Dependence, and Micro-Correlations

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper 09-36-REV
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Nov 2009
Carolyn Kousky and Roger M. Cooke
Resources for the Future and Resources for the Future
Downloads 147 (197,644)
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risk, fat tails, tail dependence, micro-correlations, insurance, natural disasters

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Citation 12

Private Investment and Government Protection

KSG Working Paper No. RWP06-017
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Jul 2006
Resources for the Future, Dartmouth College and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 116 (238,854)
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Business and Government Policy, Economics - Microeconomics, Environment and Natural Resources

Private Investment and Government Protection

NBER Working Paper No. w12255
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 01 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2010
Resources for the Future, Dartmouth College and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Improving Flood Insurance and Flood Risk Management: Insights from St. Louis, Missouri

RFF Discussion Paper No. 09-07
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 06 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 29 May 2013
Carolyn Kousky and Howard Kunreuther
Resources for the Future and University of Pennsylvania - Operations, Information and Decisions Department
Downloads 115 (239,203)

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disaster insurance, National Flood Insurance Program, risk, floods

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Managing the Risk of Natural Catastrophes: The Role and Functioning of State Insurance Programs

Resources for the Future DP 10-30
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 Sep 2010
Carolyn Kousky
Resources for the Future
Downloads 112 (243,721)

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insurance, catastrophe, hurricane, earthquake, residual market mechanisms

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Understanding Flood Risk Decisionmaking: Implications for Flood Risk Communication Program Design

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper 15-01
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 08 Feb 2015
Carolyn Kousky and Leonard Shabman
Resources for the Future and Resources for the Future
Downloads 104 (256,767)

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flood risk, decisionmaking, risk communication, biases and heuristics

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Risk Premia and the Social Cost of Carbon: A Review

Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Vol. 5, 2011-21
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Jan 2012
Carolyn Kousky, Robert E. Kopp and Roger M. Cooke
Resources for the Future, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick/Piscataway and Resources for the Future
Downloads 73 (323,549)

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climate change, social cost of carbon, risk premium

Risk Premia and the Social Cost of Carbon: A Review

Economics Discussion Paper No. 2011-19
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Dec 2011
Carolyn Kousky, Robert E. Kopp and Roger M. Cooke
Resources for the Future, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick/Piscataway and Resources for the Future
Downloads 21 (530,806)
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Climate change, social cost of carbon, risk premium

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Defining the Roles of the Public and Private Sector in Risk Communication, Risk Reduction, and Risk Transfer

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper 17-09
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Sep 2017
Carolyn Kousky and Howard Kunreuther
Resources for the Future and University of Pennsylvania - Operations, Information and Decisions Department
Downloads 81 (301,330)

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Risk Management Practices: Cross-Agency Comparisons with Minerals Management Service

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 10-67
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 27 Jan 2011
Lynn Scarlett, Carolyn Kousky and Igor Linkov
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Resources for the Future and Independent
Downloads 78 (308,117)
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Tolerable Risk, Risk Assessment, Performance-Based Risk Management, Minerals Management Service, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement

Financing Flood Losses: A Discussion of the National Flood Insurance Program

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper 17-03
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Apr 2017
Carolyn Kousky
Resources for the Future
Downloads 76 (316,042)
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flood, insurance, disaster, premiums, NFIP

Financing Flood Losses: A Discussion of the National Flood Insurance Program

Risk Management and Insurance Review, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 11-32, 2018
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 26 Mar 2018
Carolyn Kousky
Resources for the Future
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Permits to Elicit Information

KSG Working Paper No. RWP06-049
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 05 Feb 2007
Dartmouth College, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Resources for the Future
Downloads 76 (312,851)

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Economics, Econometric Theory, Economics - Microeconomics, Housing, Urban Development and Transportation, Regulation

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Flooding and Resilience: Valuing Conservation Investments in a World with Climate Change

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 13-38
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Jan 2014
Carolyn Kousky, Margaret Walls and Ziyan Chu
Resources for the Future, Resources for the Future - Quality of the Environment Division and Resources for the Future
Downloads 66 (338,158)

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land conservation, extreme weather events, peak discharges, Hazus, avoided flood damages

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More than a Wing and a Prayer: Government Indemnification of the Commercial Space Launch Industry

RFF Discussion Paper No. 09-38
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Sep 2009
Tim Brennan, Carolyn Kousky and Molly K. Macauley
University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Department of Public Policy, Resources for the Future and Resources for the Future
Downloads 56 (367,001)

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government indemnification, liability, insurance, space transportation

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Is What You See What You Get? The Value of Natural Landscape Views

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 13-25
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Aug 2013
Margaret Walls, Carolyn Kousky and Ziyan Chu
Resources for the Future - Quality of the Environment Division, Resources for the Future and Resources for the Future
Downloads 50 (386,328)

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hedonic pricing, view, open space, land cover, geographic information systems

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Redistributional Effects of the National Flood Insurance Program

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 11-14
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 29 May 2013
Okmyung Bin, John A. Bishop and Carolyn Kousky
East Carolina University - Department of Economics, East Carolina University - College of Business and Resources for the Future
Downloads 45 (403,647)
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NFIP, progressivity, departure from proportionality

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Addressing Affordability in the National Flood Insurance Program

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Dec 2013
Carolyn Kousky and Howard Kunreuther
Resources for the Future and University of Pennsylvania - Operations, Information and Decisions Department
Downloads 43 (410,953)
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NFIP, Biggert–Waters, flood, insurance, means-tested vouchers, hazard mitigation, New Jersey, hurricane, Sandy

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The Economics and Politics of 'Green' Flood Control: A Historical Examination of Natural Valley Storage Protection by the Corps of Engineers

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 14-07
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 May 2014
Carolyn Kousky
Resources for the Future
Downloads 37 (434,433)

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floodplain conservation, flood mitigation, Corps of Engineers, natural valley storage, cost-benefit analysis

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Floodplain Conservation as a Flood Mitigation Strategy: Examining Costs and Benefits

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 13-22-REV
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Carolyn Kousky and Margaret Walls
Resources for the Future and Resources for the Future - Quality of the Environment Division
Downloads 30 (465,037)
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floodplain conservation, benefit–cost analysis, hedonic model, hazus, floods

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Revised Risk Assessments and the Insurance Industry

Policy Shock: Regulatory Responses to Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents, and Financial Crashes (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming), Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 13-35
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Carolyn Kousky
Resources for the Future
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Come Rain or Shine: Evidence on Flood Insurance Purchases in Florida

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 77, Issue 2, pp. 369-397, June 2010
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 10 May 2010
Erwann Michel-Kerjan and Carolyn Kousky
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School - Center for Risk Management and Resources for the Future
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Risk Management Roles of the Public and Private Sector

Risk Management and Insurance Review, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 181-204, 2018
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 Mar 2018
Carolyn Kousky and Howard Kunreuther
Resources for the Future and University of Pennsylvania - Operations, Information and Decisions Department
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Examining Flood Insurance Claims in the United States: Six Key Findings

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 84, Issue 3, pp. 819-850, 2017
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Aug 2017
Carolyn Kousky and Erwann Michel-Kerjan
Resources for the Future and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School - Center for Risk Management
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