Belinda Storey

Pricing of risk in coastal property and sea level rise

Belinda Storey, PhD student in Economics
Belinda Storey, PhD student in Economics

Email: Belinda.Storey@vuw.ac.nz

Supervisor: Professor Ilan Noy

Personal website: climatesigma.com

Profile

Belinda’s research centres on climate change risk. Her work focuses on the impact of escalating hazards on property prices and insurance availability, and the development of a new model for valuing property under climate change called “climate leases”.

Belinda is Managing Director of Climate Sigma, which conducts scenario analysis and asset valuation on the physical and liability risks from climate change, and of the recently funded Extreme Events and the Emergence of Climate Change research programme. She is a principal investigator with the Deep South National Science Challenge and is a professional member of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Belinda serves as a Director on the board of Landcorp Farming (Pamu) and previously served on the boards of 350 Aotearoa and ShelterBox New Zealand. Belinda is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, Risk New Zealand, and the Wellington Mayoral Taskforce on Insurance

Qualifications

BA (Political Science) (Hons) First Class, University of Canterbury

MSc (Disaster Risk), University of Canterbury

MBA (Finance), Columbia University of New York

Research interests

Climate risk analysis and pricing; catastrophe insurance; black swan and dragon king events; emergency management; climate leases.

Publications

Insurance, Housing and Climate Adaptation: Current Knowledge and Future Research, Motu Note #27, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, 2017

Storey B., Noy, I., Townsend, W., Kerr, S., Salmon, R., Middleton, D., Filippova, O., and James, V. (2017) Insurance, Housing and Climate Adaptation: Current Knowledge and Future Research, Motu Note #27, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Storey B., Noy, I. (2017) Insuring Property under Climate Change, Policy Quarterly (pp. 68-79)