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Geography & Environment


Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE


Jennifer Helgeson

PhD candidate in Environmental Policy & Development


Jennifer previously studied Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute, and Economics at Brandeis University, USA.

Research Interests

  • The use of heuristics in individuals' development of climate change-related risk perceptions and related actions
  • Long-term discounting
  • Risk/disaster management
  • Ethics within environmental economics
  • Micro-insurance/micro-franchise

Jennifer's PhD research topic is on individuals' understanding and estimation of climate change-related risks

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