Wouter Botzen

Wouter Botzen is a professor in Economics of Climate Change and Natural Disasters and head of the department Environmental Economy at the Institute for Climate Issues at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Additionally, he is a professor in Economy of Worldwide Climate Change at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.). Lastly, he is a senior fellow at the Risk Centre of Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

He published extensively about economic effects of climate change, climate policy, implications of climate change to the financial sector, and insurance of natural disasters. He also speaks frequently on academic and professional conferences.

Website VU: https://research.vu.nl/en/persons/wjw-botzen


Key publications:

Botzen, W.J.W., Kunreuther, H, Michel-Kerjan, E. (2019). Protecting against disaster risks: Why insurance and prevention may be complements. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 59: 151-169.

Botzen, W.J.W., Deschenes, O., Sanders, M. (2019). The economic impacts of natural disasters: A review of models and empirical studies. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 13(2): 167-188.