Jennifer Helgeson

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

Jennifer also holds the following positions:


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.


Research - 2013

Research - 2012

Research - 2011

Research - 2009

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