Robert E. Wall Award Lecture – Prof. William F. Vasquez - Tuesday, November 15 , 2022

Date: 11-15-2022

Time: 04:30 PM

Location: Dogwood Room - Barone Campus Center

Christine Siegel, PhD


Provost, Fairfield University


Is pleased to invite you to the 2021-2022 Robert E. Wall Award lecture


given by


Professor William Fernando Vásquez Mazariegos, PhD,


Department of Economics


In Deep Waters: Perceptions, Intentions, and Adaptation to Sea Level Rise and Related Impacts


Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 4:30 p.m.


Dogwood Room, Barone Campus Center


Following the lecture, please join us for a reception 


Please RSVP your attendance here:


 For more information, please contact Tasha Mehne in the Office of the Provost at 203-254-4000, ext. 2360 or by email


Project Overview


Dr. Vásquez’s research addresses a pressing issue in developing countries, specifically in Latin America, by investigating preferences related to sea level mitigation strategies. This research has the potential to impact decision-makers and improve the lives of many in Latin America who are at greater risk due to rising sea levels.


Dr. Vásquez explains that sea level rise (SLR) “is a more complex hazard than other natural disasters. It is not easy for families to decide on measures to adapt to SLR due to the uncertainty of the timing, scope, and intensity of future SLR effects. Households could also be uncertain about the effectiveness of some adaptation measures, and may question their own efficacy to implement those measures. . . . In this context of uncertainty, it is crucial to improve our understanding of how households perceive SLR and how they plan to respond to it.”

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