NCAS-M Co-Investigator, Dr. Haydar Kurban, will present to NOAA’s Office of Weather and Air Quality (OWAQ) and the chief economist team on:

Tuesday April 30, 2019 at 10 AM.

Presentation Title: Estimating the Value of Economic Resiliency Created by Weather Forecasts

He will present the following components of his research: a) methodology, b) data collection, c) how his work maps onto NOAA priorities/the Weather Act, and d) updates/progress/early results, challenges and feedback from NOAA economists.

Dr. Kurban is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Howard University.  He joined NCAS-M in August of 2017.  Dr. Kurban has worked on research projects in the areas of urban sprawl, family stability, gentrification, vulnerable populations and climate change, education property taxes, valuation of weather forecast products and urban renewal programs.  Dr. Kurban’s research papers have been published in Regional Science Urban Economics, National Tax Journal, Review of Black Political Economy, Cityscape, Economic Development QuarterlyJournal of Housing Economics, Economics of Education Review, Review of Public Finance and other academic journals. His research papers are also published as book chapters, reports and discussion papers.