Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wharton Risk Center
Dr. Yanjun (Penny) Liao is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Wharton Risk Center. She is primarily interested in behavioral and market responses to extreme weather events and environmental risks, and how policies can be designed to facilitate efficient adaptation. In a related research agenda, she studies consumer behavior regarding energy-efficient technologies and renewables. Dr. Liao received her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California, San Diego in 2019. Previously she earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of Hong Kong. During her time in Hong Kong, she has also worked as an independent consultant at Civic Exchange, a public-policy think tank focusing on environmental issues.
“How Hurricanes Sweep Up Housing Markets: Evidence from Florida” (with Yann Panassié) pdf
“Extreme Weather and the Politics of Climate Change: a Study of Campaign Contributions and Elections” (with Pablo Ruiz Junco) pdf