Carolyn Kousky

Resources for the Future

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Scholarly Papers (22)

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 371 (55,897)
Citation 3

Abstract:

tail dependence, micro-correlations, fat tails, damage distributions, climate change

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 149 (161,616)
Citation 2

Abstract:

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)
Downloads 125 (186,434)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases, Climate Change Economics, Science of Climate Change, Hazard Risk Management, Transport and Environment

3.

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 246 (77,572)

Abstract:

natural disaster damages, climate adaptation, risk mitigation

4.
Downloads 130 (180,147)
Citation 5

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 111 (204,034)
Citation 5

Abstract:

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
Resources for the Future, Dartmouth College and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 19 (459,359)
Citation 5

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5.

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 97 (212,793)

Abstract:

disaster insurance, National Flood Insurance Program, risk, floods

6.

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 88 (217,200)

Abstract:

insurance, catastrophe, hurricane, earthquake, residual market mechanisms

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 - Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway and Resources for the Future
Downloads 64 (289,693)

Abstract:

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 - Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway and Resources for the Future
Downloads 19 (459,277)

Abstract:

Climate change, social cost of carbon, risk premium

8.

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 83 (212,793)
Citation 2

Abstract:

risk, fat tails, tail dependence, micro-correlations, insurance, natural disasters

9.

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 68 (268,436)

Abstract:

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

10.

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 53 (283,895)

Abstract:

Tolerable Risk, Risk Assessment, Performance-Based Risk Management, Minerals Management Service, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement

11.

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 34 (272,725)

Abstract:

flood risk, decisionmaking, risk communication, biases and heuristics

12.

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 33 (337,328)

Abstract:

government indemnification, liability, insurance, space transportation

13.

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 30 (319,564)

Abstract:

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

14.

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 27 (382,171)

Abstract:

NFIP, progressivity, departure from proportionality

15.

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 26 (374,507)

Abstract:

NFIP, Biggert–Waters, flood, insurance, means-tested vouchers, hazard mitigation, New Jersey, hurricane, Sandy

16.

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 21 (350,063)

Abstract:

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

17.

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 16 (417,971)

Abstract:

floodplain conservation, benefit–cost analysis, hedonic model, hazus, floods

18.

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 14 (413,027)

Abstract:

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

19.

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 13 (356,725)

Abstract:

flood insurance, rate-setting, NFIP, premiums

20.

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
Downloads 2 (521,539)
Citation 9

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21.

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 0 (448,720)

Abstract:

flood, insurance, disaster, premiums, NFIP

22.

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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