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SI 2014 Environmental & Energy Economics

Meredith Fowlie and Michael Greenstone, Organizers

July 21-22, 2014

Charles Rooms AB

Royal Sonesta Hotel

40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA



Monday, July 21

8:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

8:20 am


8:30 am

Sebastian Petrick, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Ulrich J. Wagner, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
The Impact of Carbon Trading on Industry: Evidence from German Manufacturing Firms

Discussant: Mar Reguant, Stanford University and NBER

9:30 am

Joseph S. Shapiro, Yale University and NBER
Reed Walker, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Why is U.S. Air Quality Improving? The Roles of Trade, Regulation, Productivity, and Preferences

Discussant: Brian Copeland, University of British Columbia



11:00 am

Tatyana Deryugina, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Laura Kawano, Department of the Treasury
Steven D. Levitt, University of Chicago and NBER
The Economic Impact of Hurricane Katrina on its Victims: Evidence from Individual Tax Returns

Discussant: Bruce Sacerdote, Dartmouth College and NBER

12:00 m

Research Sketches

Amir Jina, Columbia University  (with Miriam Marlier)
Long-range externalities and human capital: Evidence from atmospheric models and Indonesian megafires

Glenn Sheriff, NCEE (with Ann Ferriss and Ron Shadbegian)
How Do Air Quality Standards Affect the U.S. Fossil Power Fleet? Impacts of 1990 Ozone Requirements on Generation, Employment, Fuel Choice, and Capacity
Sebastien Houde, University of Maryland (with Samuel McClure and Carrie Armel)
Information, Framing and the Adoption of Energy Intensive Durables

Steven Dundas, North Carolina State University
Protecting Assets and Losing Views: Amenity Costs of Coastal Dunes to Mitigate Risk

Erica Myers, University of Illinois
Are Home Buyers Myopic About Energy Costs?

Dave Bielan, Duke
Can Differentiated Performance Standards Help Coal?  CO2 Policy in the U.S. Electricity Sector

Jonathan Colmer, LSE
Agricultural Productivity, Factor Reallocation, and Industrial Production in the Short Run: Evidence from India

Jacob LaRiviere, University of Tennessee (with Michael Price, Scott Holladay, David Novgorodsky)
Prices vs. Nudges: A Large Field Experiment on Energy E
ciency Fixed Cost Investments

Andrew Stocking , CBO (with Timothy Fitzgerald)
The Effects of Oil and Gas Fiscal Regimes on Exploration and Production Decisions

1:00 pm


2:30 pm

Kenneth Gillingham, Yale University
Bryan Bollinger, New York University
Learning-by-doing in Solar Photovoltaic Installations

Discussant: Chad Syverson, University of Chicago and NBER

3:30 pm

Tian Tang, Syracuse University
David Popp, Syracuse University and NBER
The Learning Process and Technological Change in Wind Power: Evidence from China's CDM Wind Projects

Discussant: Joseph E. Aldy, Harvard University and NBER

4:30 pm

Discussion with James Stock, Harvard University and member of the CEA
The Power Plant Rule and other Administration Climate and Energy Policy Initiatives

5:30 pm


Tuesday, July 22

8:15 am

Coffee and Pastries

8:45 am

Shanjun Li, Cornell University
Better Lucky Than Rich? Welfare Analysis of Automobile License Allocations in Beijing and Shanghai

Discussant: Mark R. Jacobsen, University of California at San Diego and NBER

9:45 am

Meredith Fowlie, University of California at Berkeley and NBER

Michael Greenstone, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

Catherine Wolfram, University of California at Berkeley and NBER

Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program

Discussant: Arik Levinson, Georgetown University and NBER

10:45 pm


11:15 am

Tatiana Homonoff, Cornell University
Can Small Incentives Have Large Effects? The Impact of Taxes versus Bonuses on Disposable Bag Use

Discussant: Matthew Kotchen, Yale University and NBER

12:15 pm

Bård Harstad, University of Oslo
Investment Policy for Time-inconsistent Discounters

Discussant: Anthony A. Smith, Jr., Yale University and NBER

1:15 pm


Split Session, Charles A

2:15 pm

Anant Sudarshan, Harvard University
Meenu Tewari, University of North Carolina
The Economic Impacts of Temperature on Industrial Productivity: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing

Discussant: Kyle C. Meng, University of California, Santa Barbara

3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Geoffrey Heal, Columbia University and NBER
Jisung Park, Harvard University
Feeling the Heat: Temperature, Physiology, and the Wealth of Nations .

Discussant: Benjamin Jones, Northwestern University and NBER

Split Session, Charles B

2:15 pm

Matthew Harding, Duke University
Carlos Lamarche, University of Kentucky
Empowering Consumers through Smart Technology: Experimental Evidence on the Consequences of Time-of-Use Electricity Pricing

Discussant: Katrina Jessoe, University of California at Davis

3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Christopher R. Knittel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Konstantinos Metaxoglou, Carleton University
Andre Trindade, Dr., Fundacao Getulio Vargas / EPGE
Dash for Gas: The Sequel

Discussant: Joseph Cullen, University of Arizona

4:30 pm