Olivier Deschenes
Research Fellow and Program Director

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Deschenes Olivier Deschenes is Professor of Economics at the University of California Santa Barbara, where he is also affiliated with the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. He is a also Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.

Deschenes' recent research seeks to determine the potential economic impacts of climate change on human health and agricultural productivity in the U.S. and around the world using historical data. His ongoing research examines the effect of energy prices on labor markets in the context of climate policies, the relationship between extreme temperature and health in India, the impact in utero exposure to extreme weather on prenatal and neonatal infant health, and the effect of temperature and ambient pollution fluctuations on worker productivity.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2011. Since July 2012 he acts as Program Coordinator of IZA’s research area on the Environment and Labor Markets.
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IZA World of Labor article: Environmental regulations and labor markets
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
11132  Peng Zhang
Olivier Deschenes
Kyle C. Meng
Junjie Zhang
Temperature Effects on Productivity and Factor Reallocation: Evidence from a Half Million Chinese Manufacturing Plants
9480  Alan I. Barreca
Olivier Deschenes
Melanie Guldi
Maybe Next Month? Temperature Shocks, Climate Change, and Dynamic Adjustments in Birth Rates
8915  Alan I. Barreca
Karen Clay
Olivier Deschenes
Michael Greenstone
Joseph S. Shapiro
Adapting to Climate Change: The Remarkable Decline in the U.S. Temperature-Mortality Relationship over the 20th Century
7557  Olivier Deschenes
Michael Greenstone
Joseph S. Shapiro
Defensive Investments and the Demand for Air Quality: Evidence from the NOx Budget Program and Ozone Reductions
128  Orley Ashenfelter
David Ashmore
Olivier Deschenes
Do Unemployment Insurance Recipients Actively Seek Work? Evidence From Randomized Trials in Four U.S. States
(published in: Journal of Econometrics, 2005, 125 (1-2), 53-75)
IZA Policy Papers:
No. Author(s)
62 Olivier Deschenes
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