SI 2019 Environmental & Energy Economics

Meredith Fowlie and Christopher Costello, Organizers

July 22-23, 2019

Hotel Marlowe

Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 22
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Gaurav Khanna, University of California, San Diego
Wenquan Liang, Jinan University
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University and NBER
Ran Song, National University of Singapore

The Productivity Consequences of Pollution-Induced Migration in China
Discussant: Paulina Oliva, University of Southern California and NBER
10:00 am
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Philippe Aghion, London School of Economics
Lint Barrage, ETH Zurich
David Hemous, University of Zurich

Climate Change, Directed Innovation, and Energy Transition: The Long-run Consequences of the Shale Gas Revolution
Discussant: Derek Lemoine, University of Arizona and NBER
11:00 am
11:30 am
Josh Blonz, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

The Welfare Costs of Misaligned Incentives: Energy Inefficiency and the Principal-Agent Problem
Discussant: Peter Christensen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Clare A. Balboni, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

In Harm's Way? Infrastructure Investments and the Persistence of Coastal Cities
Discussant: Dávid Krisztián Nagy, CREI
2:30 pm
Tatyana Deryugina, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER
Garth Heutel, Georgia State University and NBER
Nolan H. Miller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER
David Molitor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER
Julian Reif, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER

The Mortality and Medical Costs of Air Pollution: Evidence from Changes in Wind Direction
Discussant: Janet Currie, Princeton University and NBER
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
Egg Timer Presentations
• 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.
5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 23
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
8:30 am
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
Discussant: Steven L. Puller, Texas A&M University and NBER
9:30 am
Matthew Kotchen, Yale University and NBER
Katherine RH. Wagner, University of British Columbia

Crowding In with Impure Altruism: Theory and Evidence from Volunteerism in National Parks
Discussant: Casey J. Wichman, Georgia Institute of Technology
10:30 am
11:00 am
Hannah Druckenmiller, Resources for the Future
Solomon M. Hsiang, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Accounting for Unobservable Heterogeneity in Cross Section Using Spatial First Differences
Discussant: Wolfram Schlenker, Columbia University and NBER
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Wesley Blundell, Washington State University
Gautam Gowrisankaran, Columbia University and NBER
Ashley Langer, University of Arizona and NBER

Escalation of Scrutiny: The Gains from Dynamic Enforcement of Environmental Regulations
Discussant: Jay Shimshack, University of Virginia
2:00 pm
Po Yin Wong, Queen Mary University of London
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
Discussant: Kelsey Jack, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
Andrew B. Ayres, Public Policy Institute of California
Kyle C. Meng, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER
Andrew Plantinga, University of California, Santa Barbara

Can Property Rights Alleviate the Problem of the Commons? Evidence from California Groundwater Permits
Discussant: H. Spencer Banzhaf, North Carolina State University and NBER
4:30 pm