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.


    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


    Policy paper  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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