Sustainability Science Program

Carolyn Kousky

Carolyn Kousky

Period at SSP: Fall 2005 - Spring 2008
Appointment title at SSP: Doctoral Fellow
Research project title at SSP: Responding to risk: Information and decisionmaking in the floodplains of St. Louis County, MO
Faculty host at SSP: Richard Zeckhauser, William Clark
Final SSP progress report on file: Progress report
Documents produced drawing on fellowship research: Documents
Most recent institutional appointment on file: Resources for the Future, USA
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Most recent website on file:
Most recent CV on file: CV
This entry last updated on: January 13, 2009


Kousky, Carolyn. 2008.  Responding to Risk: Information and Decision Making in the Floodplains of St. Louis County, Missouri. Dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, in the subject of Public Policy, Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Kousky, Carolyn. 2008. Costs and risks are escalatingSt. Louis Post-Dispatch.  June 30.

Kousky, Carolyn, Sam Walsh, and Richard Zeckhauser. 2007. Options contracts for contingent takings. Issues in Legal Scholarship, Catastrophic Risks: Prevention, Compensation, and Recovery, Article 2.

Kousky, Carolyn and Richard Zeckhauser. 2006. JARring actions that fuel the floods. In Risk and Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina. R. J. Daniels, D. F. Kettl, and H. Kunreuther, eds. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 59-73.

Kousky, Carolyn, Erzo F.P. Luttmer, and Richard Zeckhauser. 2006. Private investment and government protection. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty. 33(1):73-100.

Kousky, Carolyn. 2006. Using ecosystem services to reduce disaster losses. Risk Management Review Fall: 9-10.