Andrew Hobbs

Andrew Hobbs

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty
McLaren Conference Center 118


Andrew Hobbs studies how droughts, floods, and other disasters affect people, and develops tools to reduce the impact of climate change on farmers. He focuses in particular on how the costs of climate shocks are distributed within households. He is currently working on combining machine learning and satellite data for faster and more accurate detection of disasters and on insurance to sustain women's businesses through droughts in Northern Kenya.

Before entering academia, Andrew studied climate change mitigation and adaptation policy at Climate Policy Initiative in San Francisco and Mozambique.

Research Areas

  • Development economics
  • Environmental economics
  • Climate economics


  • UC Davis, PhD in Agricultural & Resource Economics, 2020
  • University of British Columbia, MA in Economics, 2010
  • University of Utah, BS/BA in Economics/International Studies, 2009