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Environmental and Energy Economics Program Meeting


Don Fullerton and Matthew E. Kahn Organizers


March 26-27, 2015



2rd floor Conference Room

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA




Thursday, March 26:


11:45 am

Shuttle Van (1) Departs from the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the NBER

12:00 n



1:00 pm

Ann Ferris, Environmental Protection Agency
Wayne B. Gray, Clark University and NBER
Ronald Shadbegian, Environmental Protection Agency
Ann Wolverton, Environmental Protection Agency
Do Renewable Portfolio Standards Affect Manufacturing Activity Through Higher Electricity Prices?

Discussant: Reed Walker, University of California at Berkeley and NBER


2:00 pm

Lucas W. Davis, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Gilbert E. Metcalf, Tufts University and NBER
Does Better Information Lead to Better Choices? Evidence from Energy-Efficiency Labels

Matthew Harding, Duke University


3:00 pm



3:30 pm

Garth Heutel, Georgia State University and NBER
Juan Moreno Cruz, Georgia Institute of Technology
Soheil Shayegh, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Solar Geoengineering, Uncertainty, and the Social Cost of Carbon

Charles Kolstad, Stanford University and NBER


4:30 pm

Stephen P. Holland, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and NBER
Erin T. Mansur, Dartmouth College and NBER

Nicholas Muller, Middlebury College and NBER

Andrew Yates, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Measuring the Spatial Heterogeneity in Environmental Externalities from Driving: A Comparison of Gasoline and Electric Vehicles

Matthew Kahn, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER


5:30 pm



5:30 pm

Shuttle Vans (2) Depart from the NBER for the Royal Sonesta Hotel


6:30 pm

Dinner Royal Sonesta Hotel, 5 Cambridge Parkway, Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Matthew Kahn, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER

How Cities and Urbanites Will Adapt to Climate Change


Friday, March 27:


8:15 am

Shuttle Vans (2) Depart from the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the NBER

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast


9:00 am

Klaus Desmet, Southern Methodist University

David Nagy, Princeton University
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton University and NBER
The Geography of Development: Evaluating Migration Restrictions and Coastal Flooding

Discussant: Joseph Shapiro, Yale University and NBER


10:00 am

Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, University of Toronto
Matthew Turner, University of Toronto
Subways and Urban Growth

Kenneth Small, University of California at Irvine


11:00 am



11:30 am

Christopher Timmins, Duke University and NBER
Ashley Vissing, Duke University
Valuing Leases for Shale Gas Development

Spencer Banzhaf, Georgia State University and NBER


12:30 pm



1:30 pm

Christiane J.S. Baumeister, Bank of Canada
Lutz Kilian, University of Michigan
A General Approach to Recovering Market Expectations from Futures Prices With an Application to Crude Oil

Robert Pindyck, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER


2:30 pm

Mark R. Jacobsen, University of California at San Diego and NBER
Christopher R. Knittel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
James M. Sallee, University of Chicago and NBER
Arthur van Benthem, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
The Implications of Heterogeneity for the Regulation of Energy-Consuming Durable Goods

Meghan Busse, Northwestern University and NBER


3:30 pm