• The Impact of Environmental Policy on Jobs in China. Jacquelyn Pless, MIT. • Distributional Impacts of Public Flood Insurance Reform. Laura Bakkensen, University of Arizona. • Can Technology Solve the Principal-Agent Problem? Evidence from Pollution Monitoring in China. Guojun He, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. • Marginal Abatement Cost for US Criteria Air Pollutants. James Jones, Columbia University. • Heterogenous (Mis) Perceptions of Energy Costs: Implications for Measurement and Policy Design. Erica Myers, University of Illinois. • Yes, In Your Backyard: On Forced Technological Adoption and Spatial Externalities. Anouch Missirian, Columbia University. • The Distribution of Climate Damages: Occupational Temperature Exposure and the Returns to Labor. Jisung Park, UCLA. • Dam Spillovers: The Direct and Indirect Costs from Environmental Constraints on Hydroelectric Generation. James Archsmith, University of Maryland. • Equity and the Environment: The Role of Imperfect Information. Catherine Hausman, Univesity of Michigan. • The Food Problem and the Aggregate Productivity Consequences of Climate Change. Ishan Nath, University of Chicago. • From Water Cops to Smart Meters: An Experiment on Water Conservation Policy in the New Era of Automated Enforcement. Ludovica Gazze, University of Chicago.
Tuesday, July 23
Coffee and Pastries
Robin Burgess, London School of Economics
Michael Greenstone, University of Chicago and NBER
Nicholas Ryan, Yale University and NBER
Anant Sudarshan, University of Chicago Demand for Electricity in a Poor Economy
Po Yin Wong, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Torfinn Harding, Norwegian School of Economics
Karlygash Kuralbayeva, Kings College London
Liana O. Anderson, National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disaster
Ana M. Pessoa, National Institute for Space Research Pay for Performance and Deforestation: Evidence from Brazil
Kelsey Jack, University of California at Santa Barbara and NBER
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