CREATE Welcomes New Senior Fellows

Randolph Hall, CREATE Director, announces selection of two new senior fellows, Matthew Kahn of the University of Southern California and
Ilan Noy of Victoria University of Wellington. With the addition of Kahn and Noy, CREATE has expanded its expertise in the study of the economics of climate-related disasters.   

CREATE External Senior Research Fellow
Ilan Noy

Ilan Noy is professor of economics and Chair in the Economics of Disasters and Climate Change at the Wellington School of Business.  Dr. Noy specializes in the study of disasters resulting from climate change as well as from earthquakes and pandemics.

Matthew Kahn is Provost Professor of Economics and Spatial Sciences in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.  Dr. Kahn specializes in urban and environmental economics, and is the author of many books, including Adapting to Climate Change and Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War.   

CREATE Senior Research Fellow
Matthew Kahn

“CREATE’s research focuses on reducing and mitigating threats and emergencies, including those that are malevolent, unintentional and naturally occurring,” said Hall.  “Matthew Kahn and Ilan Noy add to CREATE’s expertise in understanding how environmental disasters affect our economy, and how such disasters can be addressed.”

CREATE fellows are researchers whose scholarship has contributed to the understanding of risk, behavioral, economic and decision analysis of threats and emergencies that jeopardize lives and livelihood, or jeopardize the environment. CREATE Senior Fellows are selected through nomination and review by a faculty committee.

For further information on CREATE’s new research directions, see USC Story.  

For more information on CREATE’s fellows see our USC Fellows  and External Fellows pages.

Posted: September 21, 2021