Stefan was a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at UCSB’s Environmental Market Solutions Lab (emLab) working on the Climate Impact Lab projects to estimate the impacts of climate change on mortality and migration. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Math from Northeastern University. At Berkeley, Stefan focused his research around housing, migration, and mobility; including as a California Policy Lab (CPL) fellow, where he measured the impacts of the 2009 foreclosure crisis on displacement and neighborhood change. Prior to graduate school, Stefan worked in macroeconomic research and forecasting roles at the IMF and at a Canadian pension fund.
Junho is a first-year PhD student at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is currently interested in environmental and climate economics, especially how climate change and societies’ perception of climate change affect socioeconomic growth and inequality through technical change, disaster prevention, and other forms of adaptation and mitigation.
Before starting his PhD, Junho worked at the Climate Impact Lab, as a pre-doctoral fellow at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. He has a BA in economics from Princeton and a MA in computational social science (economics focus) from the University of Chicago. Junho enjoys playing guitar in his free time.
Nishka Sharma was a Pre-doctoral Fellow with the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), where she works with the Climate Impact Lab, a multi-institution, multidisciplinary research group co-led by EPIC Director Michael Greenstone that works to quantify the impact of climate change. She earned her master’s in International and Development Economics from Yale University and a bachelor’s in economics from India. In the past Nishka worked as a researcher at the Indian School of Business in India on projects that empirically evaluated the impact of digital identity in social welfare programs. Her current research interests lie broadly in the intersection of environmental and development economics including social impacts of climate change, and how adaptation to climate change be made more accessible.
Meredith Fish was a postdoctoral associate at Rutgers University in the Earth System Science & Policy Lab. She completed her PhD at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego for the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes. Her dissertation focused on identifying and understanding compound events along the US West Coast. In addition to her research, she has worked with stakeholders in water resource management and explored alternative guide curve policies for California. She completed her BS in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University with a concentration in weather risk management. Meredith is interested in the interaction of climate, extreme weather, policy, and economics.