Jeffrey Cegan


Somerville, MA

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


Estimating Regions' Relative Vulnerability to Climate Damages in the CRED Model

SEI Working Paper WP-US-1103

Author(s): Stanton, E.A. ; Cegan, J. ; Bueno, R. ; Ackerman, F.
Year: 2012

Research Area(s): Climate Economics

Description: 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.
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Consumption-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Oregon – 2005: Technical Report

Report commissioned by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Author(s): Stanton, E.A. ; Bueno, R. ; Ackerman, F. ; Erickson, P. ; Cegan, J. ; Hammerschlag, R.
Year: 2011

Research Area(s): Climate Economics ; Climate Mitigation Policy

Description: Oregon's Consumption-Based Emissions Inventory estimates the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the purchase of goods and services (including fuels and electricity) by Oregon consumers in 2005. CBEI follows the commodities (goods and services) purchased by Oregon consumers and assigns to these commodities their total life-cycle emissions, from cradle (the production phase) to grave (the post-consumer disposal phase). For example, the cookies consumed by an Oregon resident may be produced in California or in Canada, but – when considered on a consumption basis – Oregon has a responsibility for these emissions. A consumption-based inventory takes the purchase of a final good or service as the act that defines whether a commodity's life-cycle emissions should be in or out of the inventory; in CBEI the life-cycle emissions of anything consumed (or in economic terms, "demanded") in Oregon belong to Oregon.
This report is part of a package that also includes a CBEI-Oregon Summary Report.
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