Parallel session

Parallel 7.3 | Room 3: Friday, 7 October 2022, 9:00-10:30 (UTC-5)

The papers in this session discuss the linkages between climate change and inequality. The impact of climate shocks on gender, economic growth and migration are investigated in the papers.


9:00-10:30 (UTC-5)

Yasmine Abdelfattah | Chair and presenter

The inequality, economic growth, climate change and natural disasters nexus: Empirical evidence 
(co-authors: Shireen AlAzzawi and Nada Rostom)

Yasmine Abdelfattah is an assistant professor of Statistics and Mathematics at the school of Business and Entrepreneurship and the school of science, Universities of Canada since August 2019. Yasmine has been working as an assistant lecturer teaching Statistics and Econometrics since 2012 and as a teaching assistant from 2007-2010 at the Economics department, the British University in Egypt. Moreover, Yasmine has 1.5 years of practical experience as an actuarial analyst at the Actrural Support Unit, the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) from September 2010 till January 2012. She received her BSc majoring in Statistics and minoring in Economics in 2007 from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University. In 2011, she obtained her MSc in Statistics and Econometrics from FEPS. In March 2019, Yasmine was awarded a PhD in Statistics and Environmetrics from FEPS on the spatiotemporal modeling and forecasting of Blue Nile Basin precipitation. Abdelfattah is an expert in quantitative methods and their applications in Climate Sciences, Natural Resources & Environmental Economics, Energy, and Development. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers in academic journals, working papers and book chapters. Abdelfattah is a member of the International Statistical Institute, the International Environmetrics Society, African Econometric Society, American Economic Association, Middle East Economic Association and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. She is a frequent reviewer for the Economic Modeling, and Environment, Development and Sustainability journals.

Nikita Sangwan | Presenter

The gendered effects of droughts: Production shocks and labor response in agriculture

Nikita Sangwan is a Ph.D. candidate at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Center. Her primary research interests include Development Economics in the fields of Agriculture, Environment, Gender, and Labor. She is an EfD Early Career Research Fellow and a member of the Centre for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy and Environment (CECFEE).

Angela Cindy Emefa Mensah | Presenter

Growth and Inequality convergence: The role of environmentally related impacts on human capital 
(co-author: Edward B. Barbier)

Angela Cindy Emefa Mensah comes from the Volta Region of Ghana and is currently in her 4th year of the Phd Economics Program at Colorado State University. Her research interests are in the areas of Economic inequality, Income and wealth distribution, Natural resources and environmental economics, Applied microeconomics and Econometric analysis. She has publications in Journal of Climate and Development, Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, Environmental and Resource Economics.