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Climate Economics

The European Carbon Market and Technological Change
November 4, 2015, 1:30 - 3 pm
Raphael Calel (McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University)

How Much Carbon Pricing is in Countries’ Own Interests? The Critical Role of Co-Benefits
September 15, 2015, 10:30 - 12
Ian Parry (Principal Environmental Fiscal Policy Expert, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF)

Expecting the Unexpected: Emissions Uncertainty and Environmental Market Design
May 20, 2015, 2 - 3:30 pm
Severin Borenstein
James. Bushnell (Univ. of California, Davis)
Frank A. Wolak (Stanford Univ.)
Matthew Zaragoza-Watkins (Univ. of California, Berkeley)
Presenting: Severin Borenstein (Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley)

Optimal Dynamic Carbon Taxes in a Climate-Economy Model with Distortionary Fiscal Policy
April 30, 2015, 1:30 - 3 PM
Lint Barrage (Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Univ. of Maryland)

Evaluating Behaviorally-Motivated Policy: Experimental Evidence from the Lightbulb
January 22, 2015, 2 - 3:30 pm
Hunt Allcott (Department of Economics, New York University) and Dmitry Taubinsky (Department of Economics, Harvard University)
Presenting: Hunt Allcott (Department of Economics, New York University)

Realistic REDD: Improving the forest impacts of domestic policies in different settings
December 9, 2014, 2 - 3:30 PM
Alexander Pfaff (Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University)

Limited Attention in Housing Markets: The Case of Energy Efficiency
October 23, 2014, 11 am - 12:30 pm
Ian Lange (Division of Economics & Business, Colorado School of Mines)

Escape from Third-Best: Rating Emissions for Intensity Standards
May 6, 2014, 2 - 3:30 PM
Derek Lemoine (Department of Economics, University of Arizona)

Leave it in the ground? Incorporating the social cost of carbon into unconventional fossil fuel development
March 19, 2014, 2 - 3:30 PM
Andrew Leach (School of Business, University of Alberta)

Banking and price containment in the California greenhouse gas emissions market: an experimental analysis of market design
November 6, 2013, 2 - 3:30 PM
William Shobe, Charles Holt, and Thaddeus Huetteman

Estimating Climate Change Impacts in the Energy Demand, Water, and Agriculture Sectors in the Global Change Assessment Model
June 4, 2013, 2 - 3:30 PM
Kate Calvin (Joint Global Change Research Institute)

Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity of Marginal Emissions: Implications for Electric Cars and Other Electricity-Shifting Policies
April 17, 2013, 2 - 3:30 PM
Joshua Graff Zivin, Matthew J. Kotchen, and Erin T. Mansur

Free Riders and the High Cost of Energy-Efficiency Subsidies
March 26, 2013, 2 - 3:30 PM
Judson Boomhower and Lucas W. Davis (Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley)

Public Goods Provision in the Presence of Heterogeneous Green Preferences
January 10, 2013, 2 - 3:30 PM
Mark Jacobsen (University of California, San Diego)

The Causal Effect of Environmental Catastrophe on Long-Run Economic Growth
December 13, 2012, 1 - 2:30 PM
Solomon Hsiang (Princeton, UC Berkeley) and Amir Jina (Columbia)

Projecting the biological and economic effects of climate change and ocean acidification on global coral reefs
November 13, 2012, 10 - 11:30 AM
James Palardy, Ann Speers, Elena Besedin, Paul Laskorski, Ellen Post (Abt Associates, Inc.)

Strategic Climate Policy with Offsets and Incomplete Abatement: Carbon Taxes versus Cap-and-Trade
October 9, 2012, 1 - 2:30 PM
Jon Strand (Development Research Group, Environment and Energy Team, The World Bank and Department of Economics, University of Oslo)

Modeling Household Energy Consumption and Adoption of Energy-efficient Technology Using Recent Micro-data
June 27, 2012, 2-3:30 PM
Jia Li, Climate Economics Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Impact of Biofuel Policy on Food Prices and Poverty
May 1, 2012, 2 - 3:30 PM
Ujjayant Chakravorty, Department of Economics, University of Alberta

Regulating Greenhouse Gases from Coal Power Plants under the Clean Air Act
April 16, 2012, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Joshua Linn (Resources for the Future)

A CGE Analysis of Linking Domestic Emission Trading Schemes: Impacts on Japanese Economy
February 22, 2012, 2-3:30 PM
Shiro Takeda (Kantogakuen University) and Toshi H. Arimura (Sophia University)

Discounting and Confidence
September 21, 2011, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Christian Traeger (Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley)

Climate Amenities, Climate Change, and American Quality of Life
May 18, 2011, 2 - 3:30 PM
Ryan Kellogg (Department of Economics, University of Michigan)

Car Notches: Strategic Automaker Responses to Fuel Economy Policy
April 28, 2011, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Jim Sallee (Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago)

Low Carbon Fuel Standards as a Policy Instrument to Achieve Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions
November 10, 2010; 2-3 pm
Stephen Holland (Department of Economics, University of North Carolina Greensboro)

Adverse Selection and Carbon Offsets
October 19, 2010, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
James Bushnell, Department of Economics, Iowa State University

The Time Value of Carbon and Carbon Storage: Clarifying the Terms and the Policy Implications of the Debate
September 8th, 10:30 am - noon
Liz Marshall, US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service

Forecasting the Path of US CO2 Emissions Using State-Level Information
May 6, 2010, 1:30-3:00
Max Aufhammer, Agriculture and Resource Economics Department, University of California, Berkeley

CRED: A New Integrated Assessment Model of Climate and Development
March 10, 2010, 2:00-3:30
Frank Ackerman, Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University

Non-Market Values and General Equilibrium Assessments of Environmental Policy
December 8. 2009. 11 am
Jared Carbone (Department of Economics and the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy; University of Calgary)

Fixing a Critical Climate Accounting Error
November 18, 2009, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Timothy D. Searchinger (Princeton University)

The RCP Scenarios for the IPCC AR4 (and beyond): 250 years of pollutant and GHG emissions
September 16, 2009, 10;30 am to noon
Steven J. Smith (Joint Global Change Research Institute; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland)

Forestry & Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Policy Design and Coordination Insights from Recent Modeling
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 (10:30 am to noon)
Steven Rose (EPRI)

The Effects of Increased U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard
May 27, 2009 (1 to 2:30 pm)
Antonio M. Bento (Cornell University)

What's Wrong with Infinity -- A Note on Weitzman's Dismal Theorem
April 1, 2009 (10:30 am to 12:00 noon), Room 4144 EPA West, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Andreas Lange (University of Maryland)

The Income-Temperature Relationship in a Cross-Section of Countries and its Implications for Predicting the Effects of Global Warming
December 2, 2008 (2-3:30 pm)
John Horowitz (University of Maryland)

Analysis of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Tax Proposals
November 13, 2008, 1 to 2:30pm
Gilbert Metcalf (Tufts University)

Cap-and-Trade Allowance Allocation Issues
September 23, 2008 (1-2:30 pm)
Dallas Burtraw (Resources for the Future)

The Impact of Carbon Price Policies on U.S. Industry Output and Employment
July 10, 2008 (10:30 am)
Mun S. Ho, Richard Morgenstern, Jhih-Shyang Shih (Resources for the Future)

Where Does Energy R&D Come From? A First Look at Crowding Out from Environmentally-Friendly R&D
June 17, 2008 (2 pm)
David C. Popp (Syracuse University) and Richard Newell (Duke University)

Incorporating Price Effects into Lifecycle Analysis
March 5, 2008 (1 pm)
Mark Delucchi (Institute of Transportation Studies, U.C. Davis)

Estimating the Effect of Climate Change on Crop Yields and Farmland Values: The Importance of Extreme Temperatures
February 12, 2008 (1 pm)
Wolfram Schlenker (Columbia University)

Intergeneratonal Discounting
January 22, 2008
Billy Pizer (Resources for the Future)

Climate Science

The Northeast Regional Earth System Model (NE-RESM): Translating Biogeophysical Dynamics into the Strategic Environmental Planning and Management Domains
March 26, 2014, 2 - 3:30 PM
C.J. Vörösmarty

Evidence of Causality between Carbon Dioxide Concentrations and Temperature
November 19, 2013; 10:30 am - 12 noon
Kevin Forbes (Department of Business and Economics, The Catholic University of America)

Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) Urban Leaders Adaptation Initiative
March 25, 2009 (2:00 to 3:30pm)
Josh Foster (CCAP)

Human Health Impacts of the and Public Health Responses to Climate Change
November 18, 2008, 2 to 3:30 pm
Kristie L. Ebi (independent consultant with ESS, LLC)

The Shape of Things to Come: Why is Climate Sensitivity So Unpredictable (and Who Cares Anyway)?
April 15, 2008 (2:30 pm)
Gerard Roe and Marcia Baker (University of Washington)

Environmental Economics

Estimating the Ecological and Economic Impacts of Stormwater Runoff in the Allen Creek Watershed
Date TBD
Kelly Hellman Miller (Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

An Economic Analysis of Nutrient Trading in the Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District, Virginia
October 6, 2015, 11 - 12:30
Emily Pindilli (U.S. Geological Survey)

The effect of water supply shocks on the electricity generation mix: Implications for climate change
August 11, 2015, 1 - 2:30 PM
Jonathan Eyer (Department of Economics, North Carolina State Univ.) and Casey J. Wichman (Resources for the Future)
Presenting: Casey J. Wichman

Estimating the Effects of Nutrients on Water-Based Recreational Uses in the United States: An Instrumental Variables Approach
May 5, 2015, 1:30 - 3 PM
David Keiser (Department of Economics, Iowa State University)

Taking One for the Team: Is collective action more responsive to ecological change
September 17, 2014, 1:30 - 3 PM
Charles Sims (University of Tennessee and Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy)
David Finnoff (University of Wyoming), and Jason F. Shogren (University of Wyoming)
Presenting: Charles Sims

Unemployment and Environmental Regulation in General Equilibrium
August 12, 2014, 2 - 3:30 PM
Marc A. C. Hafstead (Resources for the Future) and Roberton C. Williams III (Resources for the Future and Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland)

Environmental targeting: Some spatial estimates of the costs and benefits of restoring and protecting wetlands
June 25, 2014, 1:30 - 3 PM
LeRoy Hansen

The Housing Market Impacts of Shale Gas Development
May 22, 2014, 1 - 2:30 PM
Lucija Muehlenbachs (University of Calgary and Resources for the Future)

Learning in a Hedonic Framework: Valuing Brownfield Remediation
February 19, 2014, 1 - 2:30 PM
Lala Ma (Department of Economics, Duke University)

Nudges and Federal Program Participation: A Field Experiment with the Conservation Reserve Program
January 29, 2014; 1 - 2:30 PM
Paul Ferraro, Nathaniel Higgins, and Steven Wallander (Economic Research Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture) Presenting: Nathaniel Higgins and Steven Wallander

The Effects of Water Quality Improvements on an Open Access Commercial Fishery: Evidence from the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Fishery
December 3, 2013; 10:30 am - 12 noon
Sarah Ball (Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland)

The impact of pollution on worker productivity
November 18, 2013; 10:30 am - 12 noon
Matthew Neidell (Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University)

Pareto Efficiency in Intra-household Resource Allocation and Risks to Children’s Health
October 28, 2013, 1:30 - 3 PM
Shelby Gerking (Department of Economics, University of Central Florida)

The Effects of Water Quality Improvements on an Open Access Commercial Fishery: Evidence from the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Fishery
October 16, 2013, 10 - 11:30 AM
Sarah Ball (Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland)

Certainty of Punishment vs. Severity of Punishment: Deterrence and Wastewater Discharges
June 18, 2013, 2 - 3:15 PM
Dietrich Earnhart and Lana Friesen, Department of Economics, University of Kansas

Environmental Justice: Evidence from Superfund Cleanup Durations
May 14, 2013, 10:30 AM - 12
Martin Burda and Matthew Harding

Managing Energy Demand with Standards and Information
May 7, 2013, 1 - 2:30 PM
Sebastien Houde (Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics, University of Maryland)

An Ex Post Analysis of the Economic Impacts of Reduced Water Supply Using Quasi-Experimental Methods: the Case of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
November 28, 2012, 2 - 3:30 PM
Cameron Speir (National Marine Fisheries Service, Santa Cruz, CA)

The Transitional Costs of Sectoral Reallocation: Evidence From the Clean Air Act and the Workforce
October 25, 2012, 1:30 - 3 PM
W. Reed Walker (Haas School of Business, University of California - Berkeley)

Challenges in Measuring the "Full" Benefits from Reduced Air Pollution: The Role of Caregiving for Sensitive Groups in Households
September 14, 2012, 10:30 am - 12
V. Kerry Smith (Department of Economics, Arizona State University)

Effect of the Regulator-Regulated Entity Relationship on Environmental Management: Coercive vs. Cooperative Enforcement
April 24, 2012, 1 - 2:30 PM
Dietrich Earnhart (Department of Economics, University of Kansas)

The Accuracy of Self-Reported Pollution Data: Evidence from the Clean Water Act
April 10, 2012, 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Jay Shimshack (Department of Economics, Tulane University)

California Energy Efficiency Gains: Lessons for the Rest of the World, or Not?
March 21, 2012, 1:30 - 3 PM
Arik Levinson (Department of Economics, Georgetown University and NBER)

Disentangling Intermediate and Final Outcomes of Migratory Fish Restoration: Implications for Stated Preference Welfare Estimation
October 13, 2011, 10:30 - 12:00
Rob Johnston (Department of Economics and George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University)

Using Quotas to Enhance Competition in Asymmetric Auctions: A Comparison of Theoretical and Experimental Outcomes
April 20, 2011, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Michael J Roberts (Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, North Carolina State University)

Attributing Benefits to Voluntary Programs in EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery: Challenges and Options
March 28, 2011; 2-3:30 pm
James Boyd (Resources for the Future) and Cynthia Manson (Industrial Economics, Inc.)

Sufficient Statistics for Welfare Analysis: A Bridge Between Structural and Reduced-Form Methods
March 23, 2011; 1-2:30 PM
Raj Chetty (Department of Economics, Harvard University)

Environmental Regulation and Corruption: Automobile Emissions in Mexico City
February 17, 2011, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Paulina Oliva (Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Do Environmental Regulations Really Increase Resource Productivity?: The Case of Electric Utilities
Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM
Eun-Hee Kim (Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy, George Washington University)

Environmental Accounting for Pollution: Methods with an Application to the United States Economy
January 28, 2010
Nicholas Muller (Department of Economics, Middlebury College)

Adapting to New Information when Driving Environmental Innovation: Lessons from California Vehicle Policies
November 5, 2009, 9:30 to 11:00 am
Margaret Taylor (Goldman School of Public Policy; University of California,at Berkeley)

The VSL for Children and Adults: Evidence from Conjoint Choice Experiments in Milan, Italy, and in the Czech Republic
October 1, 2009, 10:30 am
Anna Alberini (Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland)

Agricultural Law and Livestock Operations: Implications of the Law for Environmental Protection
August 31, 2009, 9:30 to 10:30 am
Janie Simms Hipp (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

The Definition and Choice of Environmental Commodities for Non-market Valuation
August 26, 2009, 1:30 pm
Jim Boyd & Alan Krupnick, (Resources for the Future)

Benefit Transfer from Multiple Contingent Experiments: A Flexible Two-Step Model Combining Individual Choice Data with Community Characteristics
August 18, 2009, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Klaus Moeltner (University of Nevada, Reno)

The Pure Characteristics Approach to Travel Cost Models and Implementation of Benefit Transfers
May 14, 2009, 10:00 to 11:30 am
Christopher Parmeter (Virginia Tech)

Convergent Validity of Revealed and Stated Recreation Behavior with Quality Change: A Comparison of Multiple and Single Site Demands
November 20, 2008 (2:00 to 3:30 pm)
John Whitehead (Appalachian State University)

Decentralization and Water Pollution Spillovers: Evidence from the Re-drawing of County Boundaries in Brazil
October 23, 2008
Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale University, School of Management)

Impact of Switching Production to Bioenergy Crops: The Switchgrass Example
November 1, 2007 (2pm)
Scott McDonald (University of Sheffield), Sherman Robinson (University of Sussex) and Karen Thierfelder (U.S. Naval Academy)

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