Jeff joined the Climate Economics Group team in September 2010 and will be doing research and data analysis. He is a graduate student at Tufts University, pursuing a M.S. in environmental and water resources engineering. His research focuses on the concept of surprise and its role in design and adaptation. Jeff received a B.A. in economics from Boston College in 2007. He is also an Outward Bound wilderness instructor who enjoys volunteering, traveling and running marathons.
Recent Publications by Jeffrey Cegan
SEI Working Paper WP-US-1103Author(s): Stanton, E.A. ; Cegan, J. ; Bueno, R. ; Ackerman, F.
Research Area(s): Climate EconomicsDescription: This article introduces the CRED climate vulnerability index (VI-CRED), developed for use in the CRED integrated assessment model. VI-CRED is an index of vulnerability to climate change, with the advantage of simplicity and transparency as compared to more complicated indices with dozens of components. VI-CRED apportions economic damages from climate change among world regions on the basis of differences in vulnerable sectors' contribution to gross domestic product, share of population living at less than 5 meters above sea level, and access to freshwater resources. Its results are broadly similar to those of other indices, but it assigns a more prominent role to water scarcity and, for this reason, includes the Middle East among the most vulnerable regions.
Note: This is an updated version of a paper first published in February 2011.
Report commissioned by the Oregon Department of Environmental QualityAuthor(s): Stanton, E.A. ; Bueno, R. ; Ackerman, F. ; Erickson, P. ; Cegan, J. ; Hammerschlag, R.
This report is part of a package that also includes a CBEI-Oregon Summary Report.