515 East Gregory Drive
Champaign, IL, 61820
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research interests lie broadly in environmental, public, and behavioral economics. On my research page, you can see which projects have been successfully completed or are on deck.
In my spare time, I work on on Academic Sequitur, a subscription service/website that helps academics stay up to date on research. I also like to Tweet and blog to share my thoughts on various topics with the world and add a (hopefully) reasonable voice to our public discourse. I have a blog post with suggestions for how graduate students should go about developing research ideas, a series of blog posts about how to judge the validity of a scientific study (1, 2, 3, 4, and counting…), and what people mean when they write "This is a fruitful area for future research". Oh, and once I wrote a post about genetic engineering.
I received my PhD in Economics from MIT in February 2012. I am also a proud alumna of UC Berkeley. In 2006, I received a BA in Applied Mathematics and a BS in Environmental Economics and Policy from Cal.
Environmental Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Public Finance
Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Environmental Economics & Policy, University of California at Berkeley, 2006
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Applied Mathematics, University of California at Berkeley, 2006
Awards and Honors
List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent by Their Students, UIUC, 2012, 2015, 2017
Environmental Economics, Microeconomics
Additional Campus Affiliations
Office of Risk Management & Insurance Research (ORMIR) Faculty Fellow, Finance
Associate Professor, Finance
Deryugina, T., & Marx, B. M. (Accepted/In press). Is the Supply of Charitable Donations Fixed? Evidence from Deadly Tornadoes. American Economic Review: Insights. https://doi.org/10.3386/w27078
Deryugina, T., Gruber, J., & Sabety, A. (2020). Natural Disasters and Elective Medical Services: How Big is the Bounce-Back? (NBER Working Paper; No. 27505). National Bureau of Economic Research. https://doi.org/10.3386/w27505
Deryugina, T., MacKay, A., & Reif, J. (2020). The long-run dynamics of electricity demand: Evidence from municipal aggregation. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 12(1), 86-114. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20180256
Deryugina, T., Heutel, G., Miller, N. H., Molitor, D., & Reif, J. (2019). The mortality and medical costs of air pollution: Evidence from changes in wind direction. American Economic Review, 109(12), 4178-4219. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20180279
Deryugina, T., & Kirwan, B. (2018). DOES THE SAMARITAN'S DILEMMA MATTER? EVIDENCE FROM U.S. AGRICULTURE. Economic Inquiry, 56(2), 983-1006. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecin.12527