Event Agenda

Please note that the agenda is tentative and subject to change.

8:00-8:30amRegistration and Networking
8:30-9:00amWelcome and Kick-off Remarks
9:15-10:45amBreak-out 1
11:00am-12:30pmBreak-out 2
12:30-1:45pmNetworking Lunch
2:00-3:30pmBreak-out 3
4:00-5:30pmBreak-out 4
5:30-6:30pmReception

Partial List of Keynote Speakers

Wade Crowfoot (tentative)
Secretary for Natural Resources | California Natural Resources Agency

Jalonne L. White-Newsome
Senior Program Officer | The Kresge Foundation

Sessions and Invited Presenters

* indicates presenter

Break-out 1
Measuring and Mitigating the Impacts of Extreme Heat on Low-Income Communities

Can Social Protection Reduce Environmental Damages?
Teevrat Garg* | University of California, San Diego
Gordon McCord | University of California, San Diego
Aleister Montfort | University of Chicago

Beating the Heat: Temperature and Spatial Reallocation over the Short and Long-run
Christos Makridis | Arizona State University/Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Can Energy Policy Help Low-Income Families Cope with Hot Weather?
Alan Barecca | University of California, Los Angeles

What to Expect When It Gets Hotter: The Impacts of Prenatal Exposure to Extreme Heat on Maternal Health
Jiyoon Kim | Elon University
Ajin Lee* | Michigan State University
Maya Rossin-Slater | Stanford University


Understanding the Impacts of Climate-related Disasters

Moral Hazard, Wildfires, and the Economic Incidence of Natural Disasters
Patrick Baylis | University of British Columbia
Judson Boomhower* | University of California, San Diego

Natural Disasters, Poverty and Inequality: New Metrics for Fairer Policies
Stephane Hallegatte | The World Bank

The Effect of Media Coverage on Financial Aid in the Aftermath of a Disaster
Tatyana Deryugina* | University of Illinois
Benjamin Marx | University of Illinois


Managing and Adapting to Climate-related Flood Risks

Information Constraints, Prices, and the Distribution of Climate Risk: Evidence from the National Flood Insurance Program
Joakim A. Weill | University of California Davis

Adaptation Infrastructure and Climate Impacts
David L. Kelly | University of Miami
Renato Molina* | University of Miami

Climate Change and Adaptation in Global Supply-Chain Networks
Nora M.C. Pankratz | University of California, Los Angeles
Christoph M. Schiller* | Arizona State University


Community-Based Approaches to Investing in Climate Resiliency

Social Cohesion and Climate Risk Resilience in East Boston
Alexis Merdjanoff* | New York University
Anais Teyton | New York University
David Abramson | New York University

Is Planning Worth It? Perspectives on the Utility of Planning for Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation
Elizaveta Barrett Ristroph | University of Hawaii

Resilience from Below: Community Visions of Just Urban Climate Futures in Post-Hurricane Sandy New York City
Kian Goh | University of California, Los Angeles

Break-out 2
How Are Workers Impacted by and Adapting to Extreme Heat Exposure?

Labor Market Adjustment to News
Mitch Downey | Stockholm University
Nelson Lind | Emory University
Jeffrey G. Shrader∗ | Columbia University

Labor Market Frictions and Adaptation to Climate Change
R. Jisung Park* | University of California, Los Angeles
Nora M.C. Pankratz | University of California, Los Angeles
A. Patrick Behrer | Harvard University

Labor Supply in a Warmer World: The Impact of Climate Change on the Global Workforce
Solomon Hsiang* | University of California, Berkeley
Additional authors: Rachel Baker, Tamma Carleton, Anthony D’Agostino, Michael Delgado, Timothy Foreman, Michael Greenstone, Trevor Houser, Solomon Hsiang, Andrew Hultgren, Amir Jina, Robert Kopp, Kelly McCusker, Ishan Nath, Matthew Pecenco, James Rising, Ashwin Rode, Justin Simcock, and Jiacan Yuan


How Are Farmers and Anglers Adapting to Climate Impacts?

The Adaptive Benefits of Agricultural Water Markets
Jesus Arellano-Gonzalez | University of California, Davis
Amir AghaKouchak | University of California, Irvine
Morgan C. Levy | University of California, San Diego
Yue Qin | University of California, Irvine
Jennifer Burney | University of California, San Diego
Steven J. Davis | University of California, Irvine
Frances C. Moore* | University of California, Davis

The Effects of Weather on Recreational Fishing Demand and Adaptation: Implications for a Changing Climate
Steven J. Dundas | Oregon State University
Roger H. von Haefen | North Carolina State University

Climate Adaption and Innovation: Evidence from the Double-cropping Boom in Brazil
Gilherme DePaula* | Iowa State University
Ary Fortes| Iowa State University

Improved Agricultural Technologies Adoption and NTFPs Collection: Impact on Yield and Income in the Presence of Weather Shocks
Kelvin Mulungu | Colorado State University


Policies and Politics of Planning for Sea Level Rise

Preparing for Rising Seas: How the State Can Help Support Local Coastal Adaptation Efforts
Rachel Ehlers | The California Legislative Analyst’s Office

Resisting Resiliency: Mobilization Against Sea Level Rise Infrastructure in Manhattan
Malcom Araos | New York University

Waterfront Laws and the Adaptability of Urban Shorelines: A Boston Case Study
Courtney Humphries | University of Massachusetts Boston

Lessons from Past Property Buyouts for Adaptation through Managed Retreat
Robert Moore | Natural Resources Defense Council


Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Impacts

Are Infrastructure Under-designed for Climate Change?
Mikhail Chester* | Arizona State University
B. Shane Underwood | North Carolina State University
Constantine Samaras | Carnegie Mellon University

Re-Imagining Infrastructure Design Storm Criteria for the Challenges of the 21st Century
Samuel A. Markolf* | Arizona State University
Mikhail Chester | Arizona State University
Alysha Helmrich | Arizona State University

Break-out 3
How Are Financial Markets Responding to Adverse Climate Impacts?

Temperature Shocks and Industry Earnings News
Jawad Addoum* | Cornell University
David Ng | Cornell University
Ariel Ortiz-Bobea | Cornell University

Does Climate Change Impact Sovereign Bond Yields?
Michael Barnett | Arizona State University
Constantine Yannelis* | University of Chicago

Bank Lending Networks and the Propagation of Natural Disasters
Ivan Ivanov | Federal Reserve Bank


Measuring and Minimizing the Health Impacts of Climate Change

A Decision-Support Tool to Reduce Negative Public Health Outcomes from Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Equatorial Asia
Miriam E. Marlier | University of California, Los Angeles

Does Access to Health Care Mitigate Environmental Damages?
Jamie Mullins | University of Massachusetts Amherst
Corey White* | Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo


Floods, Storms, and Rising Waters: Measuring Vulnerability, Risk, and Impacts

Rising Groundwater as a Significant Constraint on Adaptation to Sea Level Rise
Kristina Hill | University of California, Berkeley

Social Disparities in Flood Vulnerability: Validating Indicators across Time, Space, and Scale of Analysis
Maura Allaire | University of California, Irvine
Aishwarya Borate* | University of California, Irvine

Heterogeneity in the Recovery of Local Real Estate Markets After Extreme Events: The Case of Hurricane Sandy
Ingrid Gould Ellen | New York University
Rachel Meltzer* | The New School
Xiaodi Li | New York University

Social Inequalities in Flooding Inside and Outside of Floodplains during Hurricane Harvey
Kevin T. Smiley | SUNY-Buffalo


Local Planning for Resilient and Equitable Solutions to Extreme Heat

Planning for Extreme Heat: A Review
Ladd Keith* | University of Arizona
Sara Meerow | Arizona State University
Tess Wagner | University of Arizona

Planning for Resilience to Extreme Heat in U.S. Cities
Sara Meerow* | Arizona State University
Ladd Keith | University of Arizona

Why and How Do Cities Plan for Extreme Heat?
C.J. Gabbe* | Santa Clara University
Greg Pierce | University of California, Los Angeles

Break-out 4
Refining Our Ability to Measure the Social Cost of Carbon

A Social Cost of Carbon for Global Energy Consumption
Tamma Carleton* | University of Chicago
Additional authors: Ashwin Rode, Michael Delgado, Michael Greenstone, Trevor Houser, Solomon Hsiang, Andrew Hultgren, Amir Jina, Robert Kopp, Kelly McCusker, Ishan Nath, James Rising,Justin Simcock, Jiacan Yuan

The Food Problem and the Aggregate Productivity Consequences of Climate Change
Ishan Nath | University of Chicago

The Mortality Cost of Carbon
R. Daniel Bressler | Columbia University


Innovative Planning Approaches to Climate Adaptation

Approaching Adaptation Systematically in Southern California with Flexible Adaptation Pathways: Opportunities and Barriers
Robert Kay* | ICF
Additional authors: Judsen Bruzgul, Maya Bruguera, Tommy Hendrickson, Maggie Messerschmidt, Joanne Potter, Beth Rodehorst, and Cole Wheeler

The Design of Resilience and Adaptation Indicators
Jesse M. Keenan | Harvard University


Hazards and Housing: Socio-Ecological Contexts of Displacement, Relocation, and Adaptation

Fight for Water and Flee When It’s Gone? An Analysis of the Climate-Conflict-Displacement Relationship in Somalia, 2007-2018
Justin Schon* | University of Florida
Paulina Concha Larrauri | Columbia University
Upmanu Lall | Columbia University

Relocation Outcomes for Participants in U.S. Property Buyouts: A Nationwide Analysis
Carolien M. Kraan* | Stanford University
Erica M. Johnston | Stanford University
A.R. Siders | Harvard University
Miyuki Hino | Stanford University
Katharine J. Mach | University of Miami

Housing Adaptation: Behaviors and Resources in Post-Katrina Greater New Orleans
Carlos Martín* | Urban Institute
Claudia Solari | Urban Institute
Rob Pitingolo | Urban Institute


Monitoring the Local Impacts of Extreme Heat and Cooling Strategies

Rx for Hot Cities: Climate Resilience Through Urban Greening and Cooling in Los Angeles
Edith de Guzman | TreePeople and University of California, Los Angeles

Heat Exposure in the Southwest: Exploring Mitigation Strategies from a Pedestrian Perspective
Ariane Middel | Arizona State University

Are the Cooling Effects of Urban Greening Detectable from Space?
Bev Wilson | University of Virginia

Anticipating Water Distribution Service Losses from Climate Change Impacts
Emily N. Bondank* | Arizona State University
Austin Michne | Arizona State University
Mikhail V. Chester | Arizona State University
Benjamin L. Ruddell | Northern Arizona University
Nathan G. Johnson | Arizona State University