Marta Vicarelli

Marta Vicarelli

Assistant Professor
Economics/School of Public Policy


318 Crotty Hall


(413) 545-3284

Marta Vicarelli is an assistant professor of economics. Her research focuses on the risks and the socio-economic impacts of climate variability and climate change, as well as on the design of vulnerability-reduction instruments, such as weather-indexed insurance programs. From 2004 to 2010, she worked as research fellow at the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies investigating observed impacts and responses to climate change. She is the recipient of the Peccei Fellowship (2007) awarded by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna for her work on integrating inter-annual climate variability forecasts into weather-indexed crop insurance. 

Research interests: 

environmental economics, development economics, applied microeconomics and climatology


Ph.D.: Ph.D. in Sustainable Development: Columbia University, 2011