University of Arizona
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2017
Dr. Bakkensen is an assistant professor at the University of Arizonais School of Government and Public Policy, where she uses applied microeconomic and econometric techniques to analyze the economics of natural disasters, identifying current hazard risks and evidence of adaptation to damages and fatalities across the globe. Dr. Bakkensen received her Ph.D. in environmental and natural resource economics from Yale University. She also holds an M.Phil. in environmental and natural resource economics from Yale University, an M.S. in environment and development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. in economics from Whitman College. As an economist, Dr. Bakkensen researches individual responses, overall community resilience, and policy responses in the face of natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Her research informs policy on public insurance and regulation, pre- and post-disaster aid, severe weather warnings, and public adaptation projects.