Lecturer at the School of Economics and Principal Investigator at the Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork; visiting fellow at the Grantham Research Institute, LSE
Tom McDermott is a Lecturer at the School of Economics, University College Cork, a Principal Investigator at the Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork and a Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute, LSE. His research interests are at the intersection of development and environmental economics. In particular, his research focuses on the economic impacts of extreme weather events and on adaptation to climate change. His volume (with Sam Fankhauser) on The Economics of Climate Resilient Development was published by Edward Elgar in 2016.
Recent work by Thomas McDermott
Economic activity tends not to relocate away from the most vulnerable locations, but aid for reconstruction could be used to encourage this to happen
Economic activity is concentrated in low-lying urban areas despite greater risk of flooding, and tends to return to these areas rather than relocating