Department/Group
PhD students

Research topic
  • Policy design and evaluation

  • Mook Bangalore

    Research Student

    Mook started his PhD in 2016, which aims to empirically evaluate the impacts of climate change mitigation and adaptation policies on poverty.

    Background

    Prior to his PhD, Mook worked for 3 years in the Climate Change Chief Economist’s Office at the World Bank, and co-authored the Bank’s flagship publication to the Paris Climate Conference titled Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty.

    Mook holds a BSc in Environmental Policy and Economics from Rutgers University (summa cum laude) and an MSc in Environment and Development from the LSE (Distinction).

    Research interests

    • Distributional impacts of climate change
    • Economics of natural disasters
    • Evaluation of environmental policies
    Research article  26 October, 2018

    Exposure to floods, climate change, and poverty in Vietnam

    With 70% of its population living in coastal areas and low-lying deltas, Vietnam is highly exposed to riverine and coastal flooding. This paper conducts a “stress-test” and examines the exposure … read more »

    Research article  26 September, 2018

    A global-level model of the potential impacts of climate change on child stunting via income and food price in 2030

    Background In 2016, 23% of children (155 million) aged <5 were stunted. Global-level modeling has consistently found climate change impacts on food production are likely to impair progress on … read more »

    Research article  5 April, 2018

    The multifaceted relationship between environmental risks and poverty: new insights from Vietnam

    Despite complex interlinkages, insights into the multifaceted relationship between environmental risks and poverty can be gained through an analysis of different risks across space, time and scale within a single … read more »

    Research article  12 March, 2018

    Households and heat stress: estimating the distributional consequences of climate change

    Recent research documents the adverse causal impacts on health and productivity of extreme heat, which will worsen with climate change. In this paper, we assess the current distribution of heat … read more »

    Research article  2 March, 2018

    Disaster risk, climate change, and poverty: assessing the global exposure of poor people to floods and droughts

    People living in poverty are particularly vulnerable to shocks, including those caused by natural disasters such as floods and droughts. This paper analyses household survey data and hydrological riverine flood … read more »

    Book  1 January, 2018

    Trends in climate change legislation

    A deepening understanding of the importance of climate change has caused a recent and rapid increase in the number of climate change or climate-related laws. Trends in Climate Change Legislation … read more »

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    2016

    Policy publications  14 November, 2016

    Socioeconomic resilience : multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries

    This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on … read more »

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    Book  1 January, 2018

    Trends in climate change legislation

    A deepening understanding of the importance of climate change has caused a recent and rapid increase in the number of climate change or climate-related laws. Trends in Climate Change Legislation … read more »

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