Alan Barreca joined UCLA as an Associate Professor in 2017. Before that, he worked 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 and our environment 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 weather shocks today and the future costs of climate change.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2013.