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Seminar in
Environmental Economics and Policy


API-905y/Econ 2690hf
Robert Stavins and Martin Weitzman


Spring 2014, Wednesday, 4:10-5:30 p.m.
Room L-382, 79 John F. Kennedy Street
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Support from Enel Endowment for Environmental Economics
and the Department of Economics is Gratefully Acknowledged

January 29

Dallas Burtraw, Josh Linn, Karen Palmer, and Anthony Paul, Resources for the Future. "Clean Air Act Regulation of CO2 from Power Plants."

Feburary 19

Koichiro Ito, Boston University, and James M. Sallee, University of Chicago. "The Economics of Attribute‑Based Regulation: Theory and Evidence from Fuel‑Economy Standards."

February 26

James Hammitt, Harvard University, and Tuba Tuncel, Toulouse School of Economics. "A New Meta‑Analysis of the WTP/WTA Disparity."

March 26

Martin Weitzman, Harvard University. "Can Negotiating a Uniform Carbon Price Help to Internalize the Global Warming Externality?"

April 2

Christopher Knittel, MIT, Konstantinos Metaxoglou, Carleton University, and Andre Trinidade, Getulio Vargas Foundation. "Natural Gas Prices and Coal Displacement: Evidence from Electricity Markets."

April 16

Rohini Pande, Harvard University. "Environmental Inspections in India."

April 23

Robert Pindyck, MIT, and Ian Martin, London School of Economics. "Averting Catastrophes: The Strange Economics of Scylla and Charbydis."

Note: Name of presenter is in Bold.

For further information, contact Professor Stavins at the Kennedy School (495-1820), Professor Weitzman at the Department of Economics (495-5133), or the course assistant, Jason Chapman (496-8054), or visit the seminar web site.

For PDF format of the schedule please click here


- Environmental Economics Research Lunch -

Taubman 401 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Spring 2014

February 21

Trevor O'Grady, "Consequences of External Intervention in Communal Resource Management: Evidence from Napoleon's Intervention in the Italian Alps."

February 28

Rich Sweeney, "The Impact of Environmental Regulation on US Oil Refineries."

March 7

Cuicui Chen, "How Do Live Plant Firms Respond to Border Inspection Changes? Evidence from the Propagative Material Release Program."

March 14

Sabrina Howell, "Financing Innovation: The Role of Government Grants and Private Equity in Funding Clean Energy Technology Startups."

March 28

Gabe Chan, "Financing wind energy deployment in China through the Clean Development Mechanism: additionality and technology diffusion" (half hour).
Emmanuelle Lavaine, "The Capacity of Hedonic Pricing Analysis to Reflect The Economic Benefits Of Air Quality" (half hour).

April 4

Lilei Xu, "An Examination of Over-Investment: Evidence from Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generators, 2000 - 2005."

April 11

Jonathan Baker, "The impacts of groundwater pumping and other fluidic ideas: some (very) preliminary research results and a few ideas for moving forward."

April 18


April 25

Maria Acevedo, "The Effect of Rainfall Shocks on Labor Market Outcomes."

May 2

Janhavi Nilekani, "Evaluating Potential Particulate Matter Control Policies in India" (half hour).
Sam Stolper, "Exploring the Impact of Renewable Portfolio Standards in the U.S. Electricity Sector" (half hour).


Note: Name of presenter is in Bold.

Students present their research in environmental and natural resource economics. The lunch is open to PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty from Boston area universities. For more information about the lunch schedule, please contact Sam Stolper or Liz Walker.



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