Income and Insurability as Factors in Wildfire Risk

The increasing frequency of destructive wildfire incidents in the United States, particularly in the West, is well-documented, and the key causal variables are increasingly well understood. Among stakeholders with heightened concerns about risks from destructive wildfire are insurance companies and the homeowners they insure. The cancellation and nonrenewal of insurance due to wildfire risk has received media attention in the wake of major wildfire seasons. This presentation considers a less frequently examined (but increasingly serious) problem: insurability risks borne by lower-income policy holders in wildfire-prone areas.

Presenter: Matthew Auer, Dean and Arch Professor of Public and International Affairs at the School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia

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Oct 12 2022


Mountain Time
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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