NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

 

SUMMER INSTITUTE 2006

 

Workshop on Public Policy and the Environment

 

Lawrence Goulder and Michael Greenstone, Organizers

 

Royal Sonesta Hotel

Room- Charles AB

40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

July 27-28, 2006

 

PROGRAM

THURSDAY, JULY 27:

 

 

8:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

 

 

8:20 am

Welcome and Introductions

 

 

8:30 am

STEVEN SHAVELL, Harvard University and NBER

 

On Optimal Legal Change, Past Behavior, and Grandfathering

 

 

 

Discussant: ROBERTON WILLIAMS, University of Texas and NBER

 

 

9:30 am

DALLAS BURTRAW and KAREN PALMER, Resources for the Future

 

Compensation Rules for Climate Policy in the Electricity Sector

 

 

 

Discussant: ANNE SMITH, CRA International

 

 

10:30 am

Break

 

 

11:00 am

JAMES BUSHNELL, UC, Berkeley

 

CATHERINE WOLFRAM, UC, Berkeley and NBER

 

The Economic Effects of Vintage Differentiated Regulations: The Case of New Source Review

 

 

 

Discussant: ROBERT STAVINS, Harvard University

 

 

12:00 n

Lunch

 

 

1:00 pm

RESEARCH SKETCHES

 

 

2:15 pm

Break

 

 

2:30 pm

WOLFRAM SCHLENKER, Columbia University

 

Inter-Annual Weather Variation and Crop Yields

 

 

 

Discussant: JESSE ROTHSTEIN, Princeton University and NBER

 

 

3:30 pm

M. SCOTT TAYLOR, University of Calgary and NBER

 

Buffalo Hunt: International Trade and the Virtual Extinction of the North American Bison

 

 

 

Discussant: CHARLES KOLSTAD, UC, Santa Barbara

 

 

4:30 pm

Adjourn

 

 

6:00 pm

Group Dinner Royal Sonesta Hotel, Riverfront Room

 

Dinner Speaker: WILLIAM PIZER, Resources for the Future

 

U.S. Climate Policy: Recent Developments and Future Prospects

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 28:

 

 

8:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

 

 

8:30 am

LUCAS DAVIS, University of Michigan

The Effect of Driving Restrictions on Air Quality in Mexico City

 

 

 

Discussant: MIGUEL URQUIOLA, Columbia University

 

 

9:30 am

MICHAEL KREMER, Harvard University and NBER

 

JESSICA LEINO, UC, Berkeley

 

EDWARD MIGUEL, UC, Berkeley and NBER

 

ALIX PETERSON ZWANE, UC, Berkeley

 

Spring Protection: Water Quality Improvement and Health in Kenya

 

 

 

Discussant: ANDREW FOSTER, Brown University

 

 

10:30 am

Break

 

 

11:00 am

JANET CURRIE, Columbia University and NBER

 

MICHAEL GREENSTONE, MIT and NBER

 

ENRICO MORETTI, UC, Berkeley and NBER

 

Are Hazardous Waste Sites Hazardous to Human Health? Evidence from Superfund Clean-Ups and Infant Health

 

 

 

Discussant: DOUG MILLER, UC, Davis and NBER

 

 

12:00 n

Lunch

 

 

1:00 pm

MARK DICKIE and SHELBY GERKING, University of Central Florida

 

Altruism and Environmental Risks to Health of Parents and Their Children

 

 

 

Discussant: MAUREEN CROPPER, University of Maryland

 

 

2:00 pm

Break

 

 

2:15 pm

ANTONIO BENTO, University of Maryland

 

LAWRENCE GOULDER, Stanford University and NBER

 

MARK JACOBSEN, Stanford University

 

ROGER VON HAEFEN, North Carolina State University

 

Distributional and Efficiency Impacts of Increased U.S. Gasoline Taxes

 

 

 

Discussant: STEPHEN RYAN, MIT

 

 

3:15 pm

JOSHUA LINN, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Stock Prices and the Cost of Environmental Regulation

 

 

 

Discussant: FELIX OBERHOLZR-GEE, Harvard University

 

 

4:15 pm

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/23/06