About Alan

Alan Barreca joined the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability at UCLA as an Associate Professor in 2017. Before that, he worked in the Economics Department at Tulane University in New Orleans. Alan earned a PhD in Economics from UC Davis in 2008 and has published articles on a range of issues relating to human health since then.

Alan mainly investigates the reasons why people living in certain climates have more economic advantages and better health than others. His ongoing research has helped identify ways we can mitigate both the costs of climatological shocks today – and – the future costs of climate change.

Because his research has a broad public appeal, Alan’s work has received a good amount of media coverage, including CNN, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, Mashable, The Independent, CityLab, Reuters, NY Times, and Washington Post. His research on the fertility costs of climate change was roasted by Stephen Colbert on The Late Show.