CRIW Measuring and Accounting for Environmental Public Goods: A National Accounts Perspective

Mary Bohman, Eli Fenichel, and Nicholas Z. Muller, Organizers

March 16-17, 2023

The format for each paper will be a 20-minute presentation by the author, followed by one 15-minute discussion, and then another 15 minutes of general audience discussion.

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, March 16
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
9:05 am
Moritz A. Drupp, University of Hamburg
Jasper N. Meya, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Heterogeneous Substitutability Preferences and the Value of Environmental Public Goods
Discussant: Daniel Phaneuf, University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:55 am
Julie L. Hass, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Tina Highfill, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Dennis Fixler, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Kelly M. Wentland, George Mason University
Scott A. Wentland, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Accounting for Environmental Activity: Measuring Public Environmental Expenditures and the Environmental Goods and Services Sector in the U.S. (slides)
Discussant: David Evans, Environmental Protection Agency
10:45 am
11:10 am
Ethan T. Addicott, University of Exeter Business School

The Value and Configuration of Coastal Natural Capital
Discussant: Justin C. Contat, Federal Housing Finance Agency
12:00 pm
Lunch - Independence Room
1:25 pm
Keynote Speaker: Maureen Cropper, University of Maryland and NBER
2:25 pm
Cristián Ducoing, Lund University
Eoin McLaughlin, Heriot-Watt University
Les Oxley, University of Waikato

Tracing Sustainability in the Long Run Genuine Savings Estimates 1850 - 2018
Discussant: Stefanie Onder, World Bank
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
Jonathan M. Colmer, University of Virginia
Kendall A. Houghton, US Census Bureau
Cameron Scalera, University of Virginia
John L. Voorheis, U.S. Census Bureau
Jennifer R. Withrow, US Census Bureau
Eva Lyubich, US Census Bureau

Building a Microdata Infrastructure to Study Environmental Risk and Inequality: The Census Environmental Impacts Frame
Discussant: Corbett A. Grainger, University of Wisconsin–Madison
4:20 pm
Friday, March 17
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30 am
8:35 am
Kenneth Bagstad, US Geological Survey
Clyde F. Casey, US Geological Survey
Christopher Mihiar, USDA Forest Service
Charles Rhodes, US Geological Survey
Christopher Sichko, REE-ERS
Travis W. Warziniack, USDA Forest Service

Natural Capital Accounting on Forested Lands (slides)
Discussant: Juha Siikämaki, IUCN
9:25 am
Matthew K. Agarwala, University of Cambridge
Diane Coyle, University of Cambridge
Cristina Penasco, University of Cambridge
Dimitri Zenghelis, University of Cambridge

Measuring for the Future, not the Past
Discussant: Nicholas Z. Muller, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
10:15 am
10:30 am
Jeffrey Wielgus, NOAA
Monica Grasso, NOAA
Charles Colgan, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Jennifer Zhuang, NOAA
Sarah Siegel, NOAA
Joseph Conran, NOAA
Tadesse Wodajo, NOAA

Natural Capital Considerations for an Extension of the U.S. Marine Economy Satellite Account (slides)
Discussant: Andrew Scheld, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
11:20 am
Panel Discussion: Measuring and Accounting for Environmental Public Goods
Moderator: Nicholas Z. Muller, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Panelists: Eli Fenichel, Yale University
Al McGartland, Environmental Protection Agency
Stefanie Onder, World Bank
Wolfram Schlenker, Columbia University and NBER
12:10 pm
Boxed Lunches
12:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge
1:30 pm