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Senior Economist (the World Bank)

Senior Economist with the World Bank - Sustainable Development Network


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Research activities

- THE ECONOMICS OF NATURAL DISASTERS : Macroeconomic consequences of natural disasters in terms of production, growth and employment.

- CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND RISK MANAGEMENT : Adaptation to climate change, especially in cities ; Decision-making in the context of deep uncertainty.

- GREEN DEVELOPMENT : Climate and environmental policies in second-best worlds. Synergies and trade-offs between economic growth and development and environmental policies (including adaptation and mitigation). Urban planning and the environment.

- MACROECONOMICS : Business cycles and their drivers ;



1. P. Ambrosi, J.-C. Hourcade, S. Hallegatte, F. Lecocq, P. Dumas, M. Ha-Duong, 2003, Optimal control models and elicitation of attitutes towards climate change, Environmental modeling and assessment, 8(3):135-147, Special Issue on modeling the economic response to global climate change


2. H. Le Treut, Y. Van Ypersel, S. Hallegatte , J.-C. Hourcade, Science du changement climatique. Acquis et controverses, Ed. C. Weill, IDDRI, 104pp.


3. S. Hallegatte, 2005, The time scales of the climate-economy feedback and the climatic cost of growth, Environmental Modelling and Assessment, 10 (4), pp. 277-289

4. P. Ambrosi, S. Hallegatte, 2005, Changement climatique et enjeux de sécurité, Les cahiers de la sécurité, 58, pp. 297-318


5. S. Hallegatte, 2006, A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the New Orleans Flood Protection System. Regulatory Analysis 06-02. AEI-Brookings Joint Center, Mar 2006.

6. S. Hallegatte, A. Lahellec, J.Y. Grandpeix, 2006, An elicitation of the dynamic nature of water vapor feedback using a 1D model, Journal of Atmospheric Science 63(7), 1878-1894

7. S. Bony, R. Colman, V. Kattsov, R.P. Allan, C. S. Bretherton, J.-L. Dufresne, A. Hall, S. Hallegatte, M. M. Holland, W. Ingram, D. A. Randall, B. J. Soden, G. Tselioudis, M. J. Webb, 2006, How well do we understand and evaluate climate change feedback processes ?, Journal of Climate 19(15), 3445-3482

8. S. Hallegatte, P. Ambrosi (Eds.), Changement climatique, Environnement et Sécurité, Questions Scientifiques et Enjeux Opérationnels, numéro spécial des Cahiers de la Sécurité, Décembre 2006


9. S. Hallegatte ; J.-C. Hourcade ; P. Ambrosi, 2007, Using Climate Analogues for Assessing Climate Change Economic Impacts in Urban Areas, Climatic Change 82 (1-2), 47-60

10. S. Hallegatte ; J.-C. Hourcade ; P. Dumas, 2007, Why economic dynamics matter in assessing climate change damages : illustration on extreme events, Ecological Economics, volume 62(2), 330-340

11. L. Apicella, F. Tallet, S. Hallegatte, F. Nadaud, Aléas climatiques, aléas économiques : les effets du climat sur l’activité économique en France, dossier de la Note de Conjoncture de l’INSEE, Juillet 2007

12. L. Apicella, F. Tallet, S. Hallegatte, Les effets du climat sur l’économie, encadré dans la Note de Conjoncture de l’INSEE, Mars 2007

13. J.-C. Hourcade, P. Ambrosi et S. Hallegatte, Faut-il agir ? Les raisons de l’urgence, Pour la Science, 54, 58-62.

14. S. Kopf, S. Hallegatte et M. Ha Duong, L’évolution climatique des villes européennes, Pour la Science, 54, 48-51.

15. F. Gusdorf et S. Hallegatte, 2007, Behaviors and housing inertia are key factors in determining the consequences of a shock in transportation costs , Energy Policy, 35 (6), pp. 3483-3495.

16. F. Gusdorf ; S. Hallegatte, 2007, Compact or Spread-Out Cities : Urban Planning, Taxation, and the Vulnerability to Transportation Shocks, Energy Policy, 35 (2007) 4826-4838, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2007.04.017

17. Hallegatte, S., 2007 : The use of synthetic hurricane tracks in risk analysis and climate change damage assessment, J. Appl. Meteor. Clim., 46, 1956–1966.

18. Hallegatte, S., 2007 : Do current assessments underestimate future damages from climate change ? World Economics, 8, 131–146.

19. S. Hallegatte, D. Théry, 2007, Les impacts économiques futurs du changement climatique sont-ils sous-estimés ?, La Revue d’Economie Politique, 117(4), 507—522

20. Nicholls, R.J., S. Hanson, C. Herweijer, N. Patmore, S. Hallegatte, J. Corfee-Morlot, J. Chateau, and R. Muir-Wood, 2007. Screening Study : Ranking Port Cities with High Exposure and Vulnerability to Climate Extremes, OECD Working Paper


21. S. Hallegatte, M. Ghil, P. Dumas and J.-C. Hourcade, 2008, Business Cycles, Bifurcations and Chaos in a Neo-Classical Model with Investment Dynamics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 67(1), 57-77

22. R. Crassous, S. Hallegatte, 2008, Le changement climatique, à quel coût ?, La Recherche, Janvier 2008, pp 60-63

23. J.C. Hourcade, S. Hallegatte, 2008, Le rapport Stern sur l’économie du changement climatique : de la controverse scientifique aux enjeux pour la décision publique et privée, Etude pour l’Institut Véolia.

24. Lahellec, A., S. Hallegatte, J.-Y. Grandpeix, P. Dumas, and S. Blanco, 2008, Feedback characteristics of nonlinear dynamics systems, Europhysics Letters 81 (2008), 60001

25. Hallegatte, S., 2008 : An adaptive regional input-output model and its application to the assessment of the economic cost of Katrina, Risk Analysis 28(3), 779-799, DOI : 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2008.01046.

26. Kopf, S., M. Ha Duong,, and S. Hallegatte, 2008. Using maps of city analogues to display and interpret climate change scenarios and their uncertainty, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 8, 905-918,

27. Hallegatte, S., 2008, Adaptation to climate change : do not count on climate scientists to do your work, Reg-Markets Center, Related Publication, 08-01

28. Hallegatte, S., P. Dumas, 2008 : Can natural disasters have positive consequences ? Investigating the role of embodied technical change, Ecological Economics, 68(3), pp.777-786

29. Hallegatte, S., M. Ghil, 2008 : Natural disasters impacting a Macroeconomic Model with Endogenous Dynamics, Ecological Economics, 68(1-2), pp. 582-592

30. Mestre, O. and S. Hallegatte, 2008, Predictors of Tropical Cyclone Numbers and Extreme Hurricane Intensities over the North Atlantic using Generalized Additive and Linear Models, Journal of Climate 22(3), pp. 633–648

31. F. Gusdorf, S. Hallegatte, A. Lahellec, 2008, Time and space matter : how urban transitions create inequality, Global Environment Change 18(4), 708-719, doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2008.06.005

32. Hallegatte S., N. Patmore, O. Mestre, P. Dumas, J. Corfee Morlot, C. Herweijer, R. Muir Wood, 2008. Assessing Climate Change Impacts, Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Risk in Port Cities : A Case Study on Copenhagen, OECD Environment Working Paper No. 3 ENV/WKP(2008)2

33. Hallegatte S., 2008. A note on including climate change adaptation in an international scheme, Idées pour le Débat n°18, IDDRI

34. Hallegatte, S., F. Henriet, and J. Corfee-Morlot. 2008. The Economics of Climate Change Impacts and Policy Benefits at City Scale : A Conceptual Framework. OECD Environment Working Paper 4, ENV/WKP(2008)3. Paris : OECD.

35. Hallegatte S., S. Somot, and H. Nassopoulos, 2008. Anticiper le Changement Climatique autour de la Méditerranée, Institut de Prospective Economique du Monde Méditerranéen, 76pp.

36. Hallegatte, S., 2008. A proposal for a new prescriptive discounting scheme : the intergenerational discount rate, FEEM Working Paper No. 47.2008

37. Henriet, F., and S. Hallegatte, 2008, Assessing the consequences of natural disasters on production networks : a disaggregated approach, FEEM Working Paper No. 100.2008


38. Hallegatte, S., 2009, A Roadmap to Assess the Economic Cost of Climate Change with an Application to Hurricanes in the United States, in “Climate Change and Hurricane”, Elsner and Jagger (Eds.), Springer.

39. Hallegatte, S., 2009 : Strategies to adapt to an uncertain climate change, Global Environmental Change 19, 240-247

40. Billé, R., A. Magnan, B. Garnaud, F. Gemenne, S. Hallegatte, 2009, « The future of the Mediterranean : From impacts of climate change to adaptation issues » (English version) or « La Méditerranée au futur : des impacts du changement climatique aux enjeux de l’adaptation » (French version), IDDRI, 42 pp.

41. Hallegatte S., 2009, Les risques encourus, les adaptations envisageables. Questions Internationales 38, Juillet-Août 2009

42. Hallegatte S., 2009, Changement climatique et gestion des risques naturels, Liaison Énergie-Francophonie, 85, Octobre 2009

43. Guivarch C., S. Hallegatte, R. Crassous, 2009. The Resilience of the Indian Economy to Rising Oil Prices as a Validation Test for a Global Energy-Environment-Economy CGE Model, Energy Policy, 37, 4259-4266

44. Hallegatte S., P. Dumas, 2009, Impact macroéconomique des catastrophes naturelles : mécanismes d’amplification et frein au developpement, in Réduire les vulnérabilités des systèmes écologiques et sociaux aux événements climatiques extrêmes, Académie des Sciences, France

45. Hallegatte S., 2009. Adaptation Strategies for The Mediterranean Basin, Climate Science & Policy, November 13, 2009

46. Dumas P., Hallegatte S., 2009. Think again : higher elasticity of substitution increases economic resilience, FEEM Working Paper 66-2009.


47. S. Hallegatte, P. Dumas, J.-C. Hourcade, 2010. A Note on the Economic Cost of Climate Change and the Rationale to Limit it Below 2°C, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 5179

48. Hallegatte, S., 2010. A roadmap for post-Copenhagen years. Climate Science & Policy, February 3rd, 2010.

49. Hallegatte, S., F. Lecocq, C. De Perthuis, 2010. L’Economie de l’Adaptation au Changement Climatique, Rapport au Conseil Economique pour le Développement Durable, Février 2010.

50. Lemoyne de Forges, S., et S. Hallegatte, 2010, La réassurance face aux nouvelles problématiques de couverture des risques de catastrophes naturelles, Risques. Les Cahiers de l’Assurance n°80

51. Hallegatte, S., 2010. L’épuisement d’un monde fini. MediaPart, March 8, 2010.

52. Hallegatte, S., V. Przyluski, 2010. Des digues, mais pas seulement, La Tribune, March 9, 2010.

53. Hallegatte S., 2010. Réchauffement climatique : il faut recommencer par le local, Libération, August 2, 2010

54. Coluzzi, B., M. Ghil, S. Hallegatte, and G. Weisbuch, 2010. Boolean delay equations on networks : an application to economic damage propagation, Quantitative Finance Papers,

55. Hallegatte S., P. Ambrosi, 2010, Assessing the economic impact of climate change : a review, in Climate Change Science and Policy (S. Schneider, M. Mastrandrea and Armin Rosencranz, Eds.), Island Press, ISBN : 9781597265669

56. Rozenberg J., S. Hallegatte, A. Vogt-Schilb, O. Sassi, C. Guivarch, H. Waisman, J.-C. Hourcade, 2010, Climate policies as a hedge against the uncertainty on future oil supply, Climatic Change Letters, 101(3), pp. 663-669. Doi:10.1007/s10584-010-9868-8.

57. Hallegatte S., 2010. Un plan d’action pour l’après Copenhague, Annales des Mines, 59, Juillet 2010.

58. Hallegatte S., Przyluski, V., 2010, The Economics of Natural Disasters, CESifo Forum 2/2010, July 2010, pp. 14-24

59. Flam, M. and S. Hallegatte, 2010. Les négociations internationales sur le climat, in M. Flam, L’Economie Verte, Presse Universitaire de France

60. Kriegler, E., B. C. O’Neill, S. Hallegatte, T. Kram, R. Lempert, R. H. Moss, T. J. Wilbanks, 2010, Socio-economic Scenario Development for Climate Change Analysis, CIRED Working Paper DT/WP No 2010-23, October 2010

61. Przyluski, V., Hallegatte S., 2010. Climate change adaptation, development, and international financial support : lessons from the EU pre-accession and solidarity funds, FEEM working paper, 137.2010

62. Viguie, V., Hallegatte, S., et al., 2010. Les villes aujourd’hui, Quelle vulnérabilité au changement climatique, in Les Villes et l’Adaptation au Changement Climatique, Rapport Annuel de l’ONERC

63. Hallegatte, S. et al., 2010, “Flood Risks, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Benefits in Mumbai : An Initial Assessment of Socio-Economic Consequences of Present and Climate Change Induced Flood Risks and of Possible Adaptation Options”, OECD Environment Working Papers, No. 27, OECD Publishing.

64. Hallegatte, S., J. Jouzel, J. Rozenberg, L’impact économique du Grenelle de l’environnement est positif, Le Figaro, 17 Décembre 2010

65. Hallegatte S., Przyluski, V., 2010, The Economics of Natural Disasters : Concepts and Methods, Policy Research Working Paper 5507, The World Bank, Washington D.C.


66. Guivarch C., Crassous R., Sassi O., and Hallegatte S., 2011. The costs of climate policies in a second best world with labour market imperfections. Climate Policy, 11, 768-788

67. Hallegatte, S., J. Corfee-Morlot, Editors, 2011, Understanding climate change impacts and vulnerability at city scale, Special Issue of Climatic Change, 104(1), 1-12

68. Hallegatte S., F. Henriet, J. Corfee-Morlot, 2011, The Economics of Climate Change Impacts and Policy Benefits at City Scale : A Conceptual Framework, Climatic Change, 104(1), 51-87

69. Hanson, S., R. Nicholls, N. Ranger, S. Hallegatte, J. Corfee-Morlot, C. Herweijer, J. Chateau, 2011, A Global Ranking of Port Cities with High Exposure to Climate Extremes, Climatic Change, 104(1), 89-111

70. Hallegatte S., N. Ranger, O. Mestre, P. Dumas, J. Corfee-Morlot, C. Herweijer, R. Muir Wood, 2011, Assessing Climate Change Impacts, Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Risk in Port Cities : A Case Study on Copenhagen, Climatic Change, 104(1), 113-137

71. Ranger N., S. Hallegatte, S. Bhattacharya, M. Bachu, S. Priya, K. Dhore, F. Rafique, P. Mathur, N. Naville, F. Henriet, C. Herweijer, S. Pohit, J. Corfee-Morlot, 2011. A Preliminary Assessment of the Potential Impact of Climate Change on Flood Risk in Mumbai, Climatic Change, 104(1), 139-167

72. Corfee-Morlot J., I. Cochran, P.-J. Teasdale, and S. Hallegatte, 2011. Multilevel Governance and Deliberative Practice to Support Local Climate Action, Climatic Change, 104(1), 169-197

73. Ghil, M. P. Yiou, S. Hallegatte, B. D. Malamud, P. Naveau, A. Soloviev, P. Friederichs, V. Keilis-Borok, D. Kondrashov, V. Kossobokov, O. Mestre, C. Nicolis, H. Rust, P. Shebalin, M. Vrac, A. Witt, and I. Zaliapin, Extreme Events : Dynamics, Statistics and Prediction, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 18, 295-350, doi:10.5194/npg-18-295-2011

74. Hallegatte, S., V. Przyluski, A. Vogt-Schilb, 2011. Building world narratives for climate change impact, adaptation and vulnerability analyses, Nature Climatic Change, June 2011

75. Henriet F., S. Hallegatte, L. Tabourier, 2012. Firm-Network Characteristics and Economic Robustness to Natural Disasters, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 36, 150-167.

76. Guivarch C., S. Hallegatte, 2011. Existing infrastructure and the 2°C target, Climatic Change Letters 109(3), 801-805

77. Hallegatte, S., 2011. Quels sont les impacts socio-économiques du changement climatique. In Climat : une planète et des hommes. Club des Argonautes, Le Cherche Midi.

78. Hallegatte, S., 2011. Uncertainties in the cost-benefit analysis of adaptation measures, and consequences for decision-making, in Climate : Global Change and Local Adaptation, I. Linkov and T.S. Bridges (Eds.), Springer

79. Viguie, V., Hallegatte, S., 2011. Une taxe carbone peut-elle rendre l’agglomération Parisienne plus dense ?, in Economie et développement urbain durable, émissions urbaines : inventaires et politiques publiques, Bruno Duplessis and Charles Raux [Eds.], Presse des Mines.

80. Hallegatte, S., F. Lecocq, C. De Perthuis, 2011. Designing Climate Change Adaptation Policies - An Economic Framework, Policy Research Working Paper 5568, The World Bank

81. Vogt-Schilb A., S. Hallegatte, 2011. When Starting with the Most Expensive Option Makes Sense : Use and Misuse of Marginal Abatement Cost Curves. Policy Research Working Paper 5803, The World Bank.

82. Hallegatte, S., 2011. How economic growth and rational decisions can make disaster losses grow faster than wealth, Policy Research Working Paper 5617, The World Bank

83. Hallegatte, S., 2011. The economic growth impact of sea level rise. Background paper for the Foresight Project on Migration and Global Environmental Change.

84. Lemoyne de Forges S., R. Bibas, S. Hallegatte, A dynamic model of extreme risk coverage : resilience and efficiency in the global reinsurance market, Policy Research Working Paper 5807, The World Bank.

85. Hallegatte, S., G. Heal, M. Fay, D. Treguer, 2011. From growth to green growth – a framework, Policy Research Working Paper 5872, The World Bank.

86. Guivarch, C., and S. Hallegatte, 2011. 2C or not 2C ? FEEM Working Paper 87.2011.


86. Wu, J., N. Li, S. Hallegatte, P. Shi, A. Hu, X., Liu, 2012. Regional indirect economic impact evaluation of the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, Environmental Earth Science 65(1):161-172

87. Coluzzi, B., M. Ghil, S. Hallegatte, and G. Weisbuch, 2012. Boolean delay equations on networks in economics and the geosciences. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, 21(12), 3511-3548

88. Hallegatte, S., 2012. A framework to investigate the economic growth impact of sea level rise. Environmental Research Letters 7 015604

89. Hallegatte S., 2012. The rising cost of hurricanes. Nature Climate Change 2, 148-149

90. Hallegatte, S., D. Théry, 2012, Les impacts socio-économiques du changement climatique. In Des Climats et des Hommes, J.F. Berger [Ed.], La Découverte, Paris, France.

91. Viguié, V., S. Hallegatte, 2012. Synergies and trade-off in urban climate policies, Nature Climate Change 2, 334–337.

92. Hallegatte, S., 2012. Challenges ahead : risk management and cost-benefit analysis in a climate change context, in “The Economic Impact of Natural Disaster”, D. Guha-Sapir, I. Santos (Eds.)

93. Füssel, H.-M. , S. Hallegatte, and M. Reder, 2012. International Adaptation Funding, in Ottmar Edenhofer et al. (eds.), Overcoming Injustice in Climate Change : Linking Climate and Development Policy (Berlin : Springer).

94. Rozenberg J., Hallegatte S., Perrissin-Fabert B. , Hourcade J-C, 2012. Funding low carbon investments in the absence of a carbon tax, Climate Policy, doi : 10.1080/14693062.2012.691222

95. Guivarch, C., and S. Hallegatte, 2011. 2C or not 2C ? FEEM Working Paper 87.2011 and accepted in Global Environmental Change.

96. Hallegatte, S., 2012. Modeling the roles of inventories in the assessment of natural disaster economic costs : application on hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Policy Research Working Paper 6047, The World Bank.

97. O’Neill, B.C., Carter, T., Ebi, K.L., Edmonds, J., Hallegatte, S., Kemp-Benedict, E., Kriegler, E., Mearns, L., Moss, R., Riahi, K., van Ruijven, B., van Vuuren, D., Meeting Report of the Workshop on The Nature and Use of New Socioeconomic Pathways for Climate Change Research.

98. Hallegatte, S., 2012. A Cost Effective Solution to Reduce Disaster Losses in Developing Countries : Hydro-Meteorological Services, Early Warning, and Evacuation, Policy Research Working Paper 6058, The World Bank.

99. Dumas P., M. Ghil, A. Groth, and S. Hallegatte, 2012, Dynamic coupling of the climate and macroeconomic systems, Math. Social Sci., to appear

100. Groth A., Ghil M., Hallegatte S., and Dumas P., 2012. The Role of Oscillatory Modes in U.S. Business Cycles, FEEM Working paper 26.12.

101. Kriegler, E., B. C. O’Neill, S. Hallegatte, T. Kram, R. Lempert, R. H. Moss, T. J. Wilbanks, 2012, The need for and use of socio-economic scenarios for climate change analysis : A new approach based on shared socio-economic pathways. Global Environmental Change, in press

102. Rozenberg, J., C. Guivarch, R. Lempert, S. Hallegatte, 2012. Building SSPs for Climate Policy Analysis : A Scenario Elicitation Methodology to Map the Space of Possible Future Challenges to Mitigation and Adaptation. FEEM Working Paper 2012.052.

103. World Bank, 2012. Inclusive Green Growth : the Pathway to Sustainable Development. Washington, DC. Co-leader of the writing team with Marianne Fay.

104. Hallegatte S, 2012. An exploration of the link between development, economic growth, and natural risk. Policy Research Working Paper 6216, The World Bank.

105. Crifo P., M. Glachant, S. Hallegatte, E. Laurent, G. Raphael, 2012. L’Economie Verte Contre la Crise. 30 Propositions pour une France plus Soutenable. Presses Universitaires de France, 141 pages.

106. Przyluski V., S. Hallegatte (coord), 2012. Gestion des Risques naturels – Leçons de la Tempête Xynthia. Quae Editions. 264 pages.