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Tatyana Deryugina

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Contact Information

4050 BIF
515 East Gregory Drive
Champaign, IL, 61820

Research Areas

Associate Professor of Finance


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 (1234, 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.

Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

Environmental Economics, Microeconomics

Additional Campus Affiliations

Shebik Centennial Faculty Fellow, Gies College of Business
Associate Professor, Finance
Associate Professor, Economics

Recent Publications

Deryugina, T., & Reif, J. (2023). The Long-run Effect of Air Pollution on Survival. (NBER Working Paper Series; No. 31858). National Bureau of Economic Research.

Deryugina, T. (2022). The fiscal consequences of natural disasters. In M. Skidmore (Ed.), Handbook on the Economics of Disasters (pp. 208-228). Edward Elgar Publishing.

Deryugina, T., Shurchkov, O., & Stearns, J. E. (2021). COVID-19 Disruptions Disproportionately Affect Female Academics. (NBER Working Paper; No. 28360). National Bureau of Economic Research.

Deryugina, T., Moore, F., & Tol, R. S. J. (2021). Environmental applications of the Coase Theorem. Environmental Science and Policy, 120, 81-88.

Deryugina, T., & Marx, B. M. (2021). Is the Supply of Charitable Donations Fixed? Evidence from Deadly Tornadoes. American Economic Review: Insights, 3(3), 383-398.

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