Jennifer’s PhD research topic is on individuals’ understanding and estimation of climate change-related risks.
Jennifer also holds the following positions:
- Economist in the Office of Applied Economics, Building & Fire Research Lab at the National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA;
- Co-director of the Environment and Economy Group for the Caux Human Security Forum;
- Writer for Climatico, which offers an independent analysis of climate change policy worldwide;
- Scientific committee member for the Integrated Risk Governance Project.
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;
- Long-term discounting;
- Risk/disaster management;
- Ethics within environmental economics;
- Vulnerability to weather disasters: the choice of coping strategies in rural Uganda
21 Mar 2013. Jennifer Helgeson, Simon Dietz
- The Role of Knowledge, Learning and Mental Models in Perceptions of Climate Change Related Risks.
2 Jun 2012. Sander van der Linden, Jennifer Helgeson
- Stochastic environments as measurement tools: a new approach
19 Mar 2011. Jennifer Helgeson
- Siblings, not triplets: social preferences for risk, inequality and time in discounting climate change
18 Jun 2009. Simon Dietz, Jennifer Helgeson, Cameron Hepburn