Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Shayegh studies the interaction between climate change and economy by investigating climate policies and the economic damages from climate change. He is interested in the ways in which climate change impacts the economic productivity and public health. Shayegh constructs economic models to predict the long term impacts of climate policies such as carbon tax on global climate change.
Shows that solar geoengineering can be used as a compliment to mitigation efforts in an optimal climate policy portfolio. Explains that in the case of climate tipping point, solar geoengineering can reduce the risk and provide a fast fix to the temperature increase.
Investigates the optimal mitigation policy under uncertainty about the key parameters of the climate system. Shows that in the case of irreversible tipping points in the climate system, more stringent mitigation efforts should be deployed.