Sisi Meng

Assistant Teaching Professor, Economics and Technology for Development

Sisi Meng

4033 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-0900

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Sisi Meng

Assistant Teaching Professor, Economics and Technology for Development


Environmental and natural resource economics; climate change; natural hazards; geographical information systems (GIS)

At the Keough School

Sisi Meng is an assistant teaching professor of economics and technology for development in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.



Meng is a faculty affiliate of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative. She earned a PhD in economics from Florida International University in 2016 and a master’s degree in policy economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2011. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Meng was a faculty member in economics at the University of Colorado Denver.

Research and Publications

Meng’s research focuses on topics in environmental and natural resource economics, with emphasis on the economic aspects of climate change adaptation and natural hazard risk mitigation. She also focuses on the interdisciplinary studies between labor, health, development, socioeconomics, and geography to integrate multiple disciplines and techniques. She is particularly interested in applying geographic information system (GIS) techniques to spatial cost-benefit analysis of complex environmental issues. Meng aims at bringing rigorous theoretical and empirical analysis to improve climate-related decisions, and consequently improve social well-being.

Meng is currently working on several projects including households’ preferences for sea level rise adaptation policies, the socioeconomic impacts and perceptions of coastal vulnerability, and resilience of critical infrastructures in the presence of hurricanes.

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