Event Calendar

Spring semester 2015

These listings are updated frequently. For additional listings, please explore individual M-RCBG program websites.

Monday, January 26

ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar

Power Over Pollution: State Compliance Strategies for EPA's Clean Power Plan

Ari Peskoe
Energy Fellow, Harvard Law School Environmental Policy Initiative

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30pm

Wednesday, January 28

Business & Government Seminar

Public-Private Partnerships: A case study on the development of the computer industry (background)

John Cullinane
Cullinet founder and former M-RCBG senior fellow

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1

Wednesday, January 28

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Belt and Suspenders and More: The Incremental Impact of Energy Efficiency Subsidies in the Presence of Existing Policy Instruments

Joseph Aldy
Harvard University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30

Monday, February 2

ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar

Belt and Suspenders and More: The Incremental Impact of Energy Efficiency Subsidies in the Presence of Existing Policy Instruments

Joseph Aldy
Harvard University

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Tuesday, February 3

M-RCBG Spring Student Reception

Lawrence Summers
Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government

John Haigh
Co-Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government

Nye A (5th Floor Taubman Building)
3-4

Wednesday, February 4

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Strategic Policy Choice in State-Level Regulation: The EPA's Clean Power Plan

Christopher Knittel
MIT

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30

Thursday, February 5

Business & Government Seminar

Confronting City and State Fiscal Crises

Richard Ravitch
Former chair of the New York Urban Development Corporation
Former lieutenant governor of the State of New York 

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1 

Friday, February 6

PIC Event

Davos Debrief

Malkin Penthouse (4th Floor Littauer Building)
12:30-1:30 

Monday, February 9

ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar

Public Policy and the U.S. Solar Industry

Frank O'Sullivan
Director of Research and Analysis, MIT Energy Initiative

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Wednesday, February 11

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Valuing Mortality Risk in Kuwait: Stated-Preference with a New Consistency Test

James Hammitt
Harvard University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30

Thursday, February 12

Business & Government Seminar

Global Pensions Underfunding

Thomas Healey
Founder and managing partner, Healey Development
Former M-RCBG senior fellow

Catherine Reilly
HKS MPA student
Former Chief Economist of OP Asset Management

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1 

Thursday, February 19

Business & Government Seminar 

Emotion and Financial Impatience: A Behavioral-Economics and Affective Science Approach

Jennifer Lerner
Harvard Kennedy School

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Monday, February 23

ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar

EPA's Clean Power Plan: What Should States Be Sure Not To Do?

Paul Sotkiewicz
Chief Economist, Markets, PJM Interconnection

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Wednesday, February 25

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Environment and Human Capital: The Effects of Early-Life Exposure to Pollutants in the Philippines

Evan Peet
Harvard School of Public Health

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30

Thursday, February 26

Regulatory Policy Program Seminar

The BRICS Group in Global Regulation: Leadership, Influence and Prospects

Mihaela Papa
The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Monday, March 2

ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar

New York's "Reforming the Energy Vision" Initiative

Audrey Zibelman
Chair, New York State Public Service Commission

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
12-1:30

Wednesday, March 11

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Does Better Information Lead to Better Choices? Evidence from Energy Efficiency Labels

Gilbert Metcalf
Tufts University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30 

Thursday, March 19-Friday, March 20

2015 Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference & Meeting

Advancing the Policy Frontier

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is an international group of practitioners, academics and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit-cost analysis. Click here for additional information on their annual conference. 

GWU Marvin Center, Washington, DC

Wednesday, March 25

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Voting on Prices vs. Voting on Quantities in a World Climate Assembly

Martin Weitzman
Harvard University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30

Wednesday, March 25

Regulatory Policy Program Seminar

An Excess of Access? Success and Failure in Regulating Australia's Natural Monopolies

Henry Ergas
Professor of Infrastructure Economics
University of Wollongong

Carr Conference Room
11:45-1

Thursday, March 26

Business & Government Seminar

Drowning in Benefit Costs: New Jersey Case Study

Thomas Healey
Founder and managing partner, Healey Development
Former M-RCBG senior fellow

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Wednesday, April 1

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Renewable Fuel Standards

James Stock
Harvard University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30

Thursday, April 2

Regulatory Policy Program Seminar

Title TBA

Karen Mills
M-RCBG senior fellow
Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Wednesday, April 8

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Automatically Green

Cass Sunstein
Harvard University

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30

Thursday, April 9

Regulatory Policy Program Seminar

Lessons From the Financial Crisis

Lewis B. Kaden
M-RCBG senior fellow
Former Vice Chairman, Citigroup

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Wednesday, April 22

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Adopting a Cleaner Technology: The Effect of Driving Restrictions on Fleet Turnover

Juan-Pablo Montero
Catholic University of Chile

Room L-382 (3rd Floor Littauer Building)
4:10-5:30

Thursday, April 23

Regulatory Policy Program Seminar

A Critical Comparison of Regulatory Regimes for Offshore Oil and Gas in the U.S., U.K, and Norway

Lori Bennear
Associate Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy
Duke University

Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building)
11:45-1

Davos Debrief

Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderon, who is also serving as Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at the Kennedy School, speaks at M-RCBG's annual Davos Debrief, organized by the Business & Government PIC.

HKS Professor Joseph Nye and MIT Professor Bengt Holmstrom at a recent study group.

HKS Professor Joseph Nye and MIT Professor Bengt Holmstrom at a recent study group.