Affiliations:Climate Injustice: Are There Solutions?
Amir Jina is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Economics Department of University of Chicago and a Senior Fellow at the Energy Policy Institute of Chicago (EPIC). An environmental and development economist, he researches how societies’ development is shaped by the environment. He uses applied economic techniques combined with methods from climate science and remote sensing to understand climate impacts, and has conducted fieldwork related to climate adaptation with communities in India, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Uganda. Prior to University of Chicago, Amir was a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley where he worked on the Risky Business initiative, an independent assessment of the economic risks posed by a changing climate in the U.S commissioned by co-chairs Michael R. Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer. Amir received his Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and M.A. in Climate and Society from Columbia University, B.A.s in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from Trinity College, Dublin, and previously worked with the Red Cross in South Asia.
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