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Katherine Wagner

Katherine Wagner

Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
BA, Economics and Accounting, McGill University, 2014
MA, Economics, University of British Columbia, 2015
PhD, Economics, Yale University, 2020


Katherine Wagner’s research focuses on Environmental and Energy Economics and Public Finance. She uses a variety of empirical tools to study questions related to climate change, environmental externalities, and natural resources. Her current projects analyze the design of natural disaster insurance markets, the costs of delayed action on carbon policy, the interaction between public and private provision of public goods, and the implications of globalization for sustainability.

Katherine received her PhD in Economics from Yale University, and also holds an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia and a BA in Economics and Accounting from McGill University. In July 2021, she will join the University of California, Berkeley as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Focal Areas: 
Energy and Environment
Taxes and Public Spending