Tyler Felgenhauer is Director of Climate Research at the Duke Center on Risk, and a Research Scientist with the Modeling Environmental Risks and Decisions Group (MERDG), at Duke University. His research examines the climate-society system and options for responding to climate change risk in an integrated way, drawing on approaches from systems analysis, modeling, decision analysis, and other analytical methods from public policy, economics, and political science.
Felgenhauer’s current research focus is on understanding the implications of including solar geoengineering in a climate risk reduction portfolio, along with mitigation and adaptation. This includes work in understanding the risk-risk tradeoffs between geoengineering and climate change under different policy-relevant scenarios, and how to make governance design and other decisions based on this knowledge.
In previous research he explored optimal portfolios of climate change mitigation and adaptation via integrated assessment modeling, international climate governance, policy options in the face of limited adaptation capacity, water-energy system dynamics under climate policy, and clean energy policy.
Before Duke, Felgenhauer was a Social Scientist with the Office of Research and Development at the U.S. EPA, and a Director with the clean energy finance firm IronOak Energy. He has additional experience with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), RTI International, and the NC Institute for Climate Studies. Felgenhauer holds a Ph.D in Public Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill, a Masters in Public and International Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a B.A. in Government from Cornell University.