Economics of Energy Use in Transportation

Meghan R. Busse, Christopher R. Knittel, and Kate S. Whitefoot, Organizers

May 2-3, 2019

Intercontinental Washington DC - The Wharf, Algonquian Room, 12th Floor, 801 Wharf St., SW, Washington, D.C.

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, May 2
12:00 n
Buffet Lunch
1:15 pm
Welcome and Introductions
Mechanisms to Reduce Petroleum-Based Fuel Use from Autos
1:30 pm
Samuel Stolper, University of Michigan

Local Pass-Through and the Regressivity of Taxes: Evidence from Automotive Fuel Markets (slides)
Discussant: Adele Morris, Fedeeral Reserve Board
2:30 pm
Stephen P. Holland, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and NBER
Erin T. Mansur, Dartmouth College and NBER
Nicholas Muller, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Andrew J. Yates, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Environmental Benefits from Transportation Electrification: Urban Electric Buses (slides)
Discussant: Steve Cicala, Tufts University and NBER
3:30 pm
Break
3:45 pm
Jackson Dorsey, University of Texas at Austin
Ashley Langer, University of Arizona and NBER
Shaun McRae, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

Fueling Alternatives: Evidence from Real-World Driving Data (slides)
Discussant: Shinsuke Tanaka, Tufts University
4:45 pm
Adjourn
5:30 pm
Reception and Group Dinner - Marina Room
Friday, May 3
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Influence of Emerging Technologies on Vehicle Demand and Externalities
8:30 am
Jeremy J. Michalek, Carnegie Mellon University
Ines Azevedo, Stanford University
Constantine Samaras, Carnegie Mellon University
Pedro Ferreira, Carnegie Mellon University
Nicholas Muller, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER

Effects of On-Demand Ridesourcing on U.S. Vehicle Ownership, Travel Patterns, and Energy Use Externalities (slides)
Discussant: Don MacKenzie, University of Washington
9:30 am
Erich Muehlegger, University of California, Davis and NBER
David S. Rapson, University of California, Davis

Subsidizing Low- and Middle-Income Adoption of Electric Vehicles: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from California (slides)
Discussant: Jing Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10:30 am
Break
10:45 am
Steven T. Berry, Yale University and NBER
Kenneth Gillingham, Yale University and NBER
James A. Levinsohn, Yale University and NBER

Technological Innovation and Per-Mile Automobile Insurance: Effects on Patterns of Vehicle Usage (slides)
Discussant: Joshua Linn, University of Maryland
11:45 am
Lunch
Keynote Speaker - Michael Berube
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Sustainable Transportation, Department of Energy
Energy Use in Freight and Air Transportation
1:15 pm
James B. Bushnell, University of California, Davis and NBER
Jonathan E. Hughes, University of Colorado at Boulder

Energy Consumption, Emissions and Modal Substitution in U.S. Freight Transportation (slides)
Discussant: Akshaya Jha, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
2:15 pm
Ziyan Chu, Resources for the Future
Yichen Christy Zhou, Clemson University

The Effect of Adopting NextGen Air Transportation System on Air Travel Performance: Evidence from High-frequency Air Traffic Data (slides)
Discussant: Silke J. Forbes, Tufts University
3:15 pm
Adjourn