Helen J.P. Wiley is a Policy Analyst and Project Manager at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. Her research centers on innovative disaster insurance tools, floodplain buyout policy, and ecosystem-based adaptation. Helen manages the Risk Center’s Policy Incubator projects and Undergraduate Fellows Program, as well as additional student research and engagement opportunities.
Before joining the Risk Center, Helen most recently provided research support for climate and disaster risk reduction projects at the German Development Institute (DIE) and at the Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), a United Nations research organization. With both domestic and international experience in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation issues, Helen is interested in transferring mitigation and adaptation strategies across these contexts and advancing innovative policy solutions. Helen holds a B.A. in Environmental Policy from Washington University in St. Louis; her M.Sc. in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security was administered jointly by the United Nations University and the University of Bonn, Germany.
Kousky, C. and H.J.P. Wiley (2020). The Role of Insurance in Coastal Adaptation: Workshop Findings [Report]. Philadelphia: Wharton Risk Center, University of Pennsylvania. March.
Wiley, H.J.P. (2018). “Must Floodplain Buyouts Decrease Tax Revenue?” [Blog Post]. Resilience Lab Notes. July 5.
Hagenlocher, M., Schneiderbauer, S., Sebesvari, Z., Bertram, M., Renner, K., Renaud, F.G., Wiley, H. & Zebisch, M. (2018). Climate Risk Assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation: A guidebook for planners and practitioners. Bonn: GIZ.
Wiley, H.J.P. (2018). “Regional Conservation as a Climate Adaptation Tool” [Blog Post]. Resilience Lab Notes. May 3.