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).
- Distributional impacts of climate change
- Economics of natural disasters
- Evaluation of environmental policies
Research - 2020
The authors of this paper use a unique global panel dataset that links survey and census derived poverty data with measures of land ecosystems at the subnational level. Read more
Research - 2018
With 70% of its population living in coastal areas and low-lying deltas, Vietnam is highly exposed to riverine and coastal... Read more
Abstract Background In 2016, 23% of children (155 million) aged <5 were stunted. Global-level modeling has consistently found climate change... Read more
Despite complex interlinkages, insights into the multifaceted relationship between environmental risks and poverty can be gained through an analysis of... Read more
Recent research documents the adverse causal impacts on health and productivity of extreme heat, which will worsen with climate change.... Read more
People living in poverty are particularly vulnerable to shocks, including those caused by natural disasters such as floods and droughts.... Read more
A deepening understanding of the importance of climate change has caused a recent and rapid increase in the number of... Read more
Policy - 2016
Abstract This paper presents a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its... Read more