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Bendix interviewed by NBCLX on climate change, wildfires

July 15, 2021
Jacob Bendix, professor of geography and the environment, was interviewed on NBCLX's LX News about the impact of climate change on wildfires.

Bendix talks to LA Times about CA wildfires, fireworks threat

July 8, 2021
Jacob Bendix, professor of geography and the environment, specializes in the study of wildfire distribution.

Sarah Pralle examines changes in flood insurance rate maps in Risk Hazard & Crisis in Public Policy

June 24, 2021
Pralle, associate professor of political science, and co-authors' findings suggest changes to flood zones on FIRMs occur more often where people have greater socioeconomic means, raising questions of equity for future FIRM appeals and revisions.

See related: Floods , Insurance

Pralle talks to Forbes about FEMA's upcoming changes, flood insurance

March 19, 2021
For homeowners, or prospective buyers, "rising insurance rates could lead to a reduction in home values," says Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, and "they could be forced to sell at a loss, or even abandon their property." 

See related: Insurance , United States , Floods , Housing

WP 199 Measuring the Financial Shocks of Natural Disasters: A Panel Study of U.S. States

November 30, 2016
This paper employs panel vector autoregression to examine the dynamic fiscal response to disaster shocks.

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