Ph.D. Student in Public Policy
Patrick Behrer holds an A.B. in economics from Harvard University and a M.S. in resource economics from Colorado State University.Patrick’s research focuses on the economics of climate change, specifically the economics of adaptation and the measurement of damages due to climate change. He is particularly interested in the distributional consequences of adaptation policy and how power over the choice of adaptation policies determines benefits. He holds an A.B. in economics from Harvard University and a M.S. in resource economics from Colorado State University and was an EPA STAR Fellow from 2014-2016. While at Harvard, Patrick won the Harvard Environmental Economics Program's 2010 James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Prize for the Best Senior Thesis. He also spent a year in New Zealand as a Fulbright Fellow studying environmental policy. He has worked for the World Bank as well as energy investment advisory firms.