Seminars & Conferences

M-RCBG organizes more than 100 seminars, conferences and other events each year.

Seminars include:

Business & Government Seminar Series: Meets most Thursdays at lunchtime and features academics and practitioners addressing the financial crisis, transportation policy, the need for investment in public sector training, corporate responsibility, public pension funding, and a variety of other topics.

Consortium for Energy Policy Research at Harvard Seminar Series: The Consortium for Energy Policy Research at Harvard is dedicated to advancing Harvard’s energy policy research and fostering collaboration across the University in cooperation with Harvard’s Future of Energy initiative. These seminars occur on Mondays from 12-1:30pm.

New Directions in Regulation Seminar Series: Organized and hosted by the Regulatory Policy Program, this is a preeminent forum for engaging scholars and practitioners in an exploration of emerging trends in regulation.

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy: The Harvard Environmental Economics Program hosts these seminars on Wednesdays from 4:10-5:30pm. They are supported by the Enel Endowment for Environmental Economics and the Department of Economics.

Conferences and other events include:

Harvard Electricity Policy Group meetings: These occur four times a year and are by invitation only. Participants include electricity industry executives from public power and investor-owned utilities, independent power producers, consumer advocates, regulators, energy officials from both state and federal governments, representatives of the environmental and financial communities, and academics.

Kansai Keizai Doyukai Symposium: This day-long event happens each fall and is open to the University community. The 2014 symposium focused on "A Roadmap for Japan as a First-Tier Nation: Fostering Stability and Growth in the Asia-Pacific."

Robert Glauber Lecture: This annual lecture honors Robert Glauber and his long record of distinguished contributions to the U.S. and world financial systems, as well as long and successful scholarship and teaching, which have characterized his career at Harvard. Recent speakers have included Sheila Bair, Chair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Douglas Shulman, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service.

Prof. Joseph Aldy, Chair of the Regulatory Policy Program at M-RCBG and Felix Dodds, Executive Director, Stakeholder Forum speak as part of Rio +20 panel.

Social impact bonds panel

A recent panel discussion on social impact bonds (SIBs), anchored by Jeffrey Liebman, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy at HKS and SIB Lab Director.