Frank Errickson

Position
Associate Research Scholar
Bio/Description

I am a climate economist focused on deep uncertainty in the climate system, the inequality of climate change impacts, and understanding how these two issues affect public policy design. To carry out my research, I rely on an interdisciplinary mix of atmospheric science, economics, computational statistics, and integrated assessment modeling. As a postdoctoral research associate at C-PREE, I will be working with Michael Oppenheimer on sea level rise policy and the coastal impacts of climate change. I am also an associate member of Princeton University’s Climate Futures Initiative.

I received my PhD from U.C. Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group in 2020, advised by David Anthoff and Klaus Keller. My dissertation showed how previously neglected climate model uncertainties and distributional equity concerns affect global climate policy. In particular, I focused on answering (i) how the valuation of climate and health effects from aerosols change optimal carbon mitigation levels, (ii) how improved climate model calibrations and equity-weighting frameworks influence the social cost of methane, and (iii) how temperature and sea level projection uncertainties alter extreme social cost of carbon estimates.