Evaluating the Economic Cost of Coastal Flooding
Klaus Desmet, Robert E. Kopp, Scott A. Kulp, Dávid Krisztián Nagy, Michael Oppenheimer, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Benjamin H. Strauss
NBER Working Paper No. 24918
---- Acknowledgments ----
Desmet and Rossi-Hansberg acknowledge the support and hospitality of PERC while doing part of this research. Kopp, Kulp, and Strauss were supported in part by US National Science Foundation grant ICER-1663807 and by National Aeronautics and Space Administration grant 80NSSC17K0698. Adrien Bilal, Mathilde Le Moigne, Charley Porcher, and Maximilian Vogler provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Michael Oppenheimer ----
Princeton University provided the financial support for this research. During this period, the author was also employed as a visiting professor at NYU and a science advisor at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), an advocacy and research organization. EDF has a broad interest in climate change and thus this relationship may bear the appearance of a conflict of interest. However, EDF had no influence on the research or writing of this paper and the subject of this paper was not discussed with EDF. The author serves on two not-for-profit boards, the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund and Climate Central. Neither is an advocacy organization so it is doubtful that either relationship would be considered to entail an actual or apparent conflict of interest.
---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Esteban Rossi-Hansberg ----
Rossi-Hansberg was a long-term consultant at the Richmond Fed while writing parts of this paper. This relationship did not affect the research or conclusions presented in the paper.