Jennifer's PhD research topic is on individuals' understanding and estimation of climate change-related risks.
Jennifer also holds the following positions:
She is based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Jennifer previously studied Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute, and Economics at Brandeis University, USA.
The use of heuristics in individuals' development of climate change-related risk perceptions and related actions;
Ethics within environmental economics;
Helgeson, J.F., Dietz, S., and Hochrainer-Stigler, S. 2013. Vulnerability to weather disasters: the choice of coping strategies in rural Uganda. Ecology and Society, v.18. External link to full article
Helgeson, J., Dietz, S., and Hochrainer-Stigler, S. October 2012. Vulnerability to weather disasters: the choice of coping strategies in rural Uganda. Working Paper, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, Leeds and London, UK. Download PDF of paper (592KB)
Helgeson, J., van der Linden, S., and Chabay, I. 2012. The role of knowledge, learning and mental models in perceptions of climate change related risks. Learning for Sustainability in Times of Accelerating Change (A. Wals & P. B. Corcoran [eds]), pp. 329-346, Wageningen Academic Publishers. External link to e-book
Muth, K.T., and Helgeson, J.F. March 2011. Stochastic environments as measurement tools: a new approach. The Journal of Applied Economy, v.5, 'Microinsurance: a new way forward'. Download PDF of article (1.16MB)