Economics of Energy Distribution

James B. Bushnell, Ryan Kellogg, and Erin T. Mansur, Organizers

March 7-8, 2018

NBER, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Wednesday, March 7
11:00 am
Nicholas Ryan, Yale University and NBER
Anant Sudarshan, University of Chicago

The Social Costs of Distorted Electricity Tariffs: Evidence from Agricultural Power Consumption in India
Discussant: Kelsey Jack, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER
12:00 noon
1:00 pm
Frank A. Wolak, Stanford University and NBER

Distribution Network Pricing and Regulation with Significant Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Generation Capacity
Discussant: Paul L. Joskow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
2:00 pm
2:15 pm
Steven E. Sexton, Duke University
Justin Kirkpatrick, Michigan State University
Nicholas Muller, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Bobby Harris

Siting Solar PV Capacity to Maximize Environmental Benefits
Discussant: David S. Rapson, University of California, Davis
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
Imelda , Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Matthias Fripp, University of Hawaii
Michael J. Roberts, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Variable Pricing and the Social Cost of Renewable Energy
Discussant: Dennice Gayme, Johns Hopkins University
4:30 pm
6:00 pm
Group Dinner - Restaurant Dante at Royal Sonesta Hotel
Thursday, March 8
Joint with Environment and Energy Economics Program Meeting
8:00 am
8:30 am
Catherine Hausman, University of Michigan and NBER
Lucija Muehlenbachs, University of Calgary

Price Regulation and Environmental Externalities: Evidence from Methane Leaks
Discussant: Steve Cicala, Tufts University and NBER
9:30 am
Severin Borenstein, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
James B. Bushnell, University of California, Davis and NBER

Are Residential Electricity Prices Too High or Too Low? Or Both?
Discussant: Lawrence H. Goulder, Stanford University and NBER
10:30 am
Environment and Energy Economics Program Meeting continues