Professor of Economics Ilan Noy holds Te Āwhionukurangi—The Chair in the Economics of Disasters and Climate Change. He and his team are based within the Wellington School of Business and Government at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

Ilan and his research group study disasters—including earthquakes, epidemics, droughts, and cyclones—and other phenomena related to climate change. The research focuses on domestic and international case studies and comparative analysis of economic aspects of these extreme events.


Professor Noy teaches two courses on the economics of disasters:

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What is the price of not responding to the climate crisis? Professor Ilan Noy’s research is calculating the cost of climate change and looking at how we can prevent, prepare for, and mitigate its economic impacts.

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Professor Ilan Noy and his team of researchers study the economics of disasters, including earthquakes, epidemics, droughts, and cyclones.

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