NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

SUMMER INSTITUTE 2005

 

Workshop on Public Policy and the Environment

Don Fullerton and John List, Organizers

 

Royal Sonesta Hotel

5 Cambridge Parkway

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

July 28-29, 2005

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

Thursday, July 28:

 

 

8:00 a.m.

Coffee and Pastries

 

 

8:20 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

 

 

8:30 a.m.

KERRY SMITH, DANIEL PHANEUF, and RAYMOND PALMQUIST, North Carolina State University

 

Choice Margins and Ecosystem Services: The Case of an Urban Watershed

 

 

 

Discussant: TRUDY CAMERON, University of Oregon

 

 

9:30 a.m.

CHRISTOPHER TIMMINS, Duke University

 

JENNIFER MURDOCK, University of Toronto

 

A Revealed Preference Approach to the Measurement of Congestion in Travel Cost Models

 

 

 

Discussant: JOSEPH HERRIGES, Iowa State University

 

 

10:30 a.m.

Break

 

 

11:00 a.m.

RICHARD ARNOTT, Boston College and NBER
EREN INCI, Boston College

 

An Integrated Model of Downtown Parking and Traffic Congestion

 

 

 

Discussant: ROBERTON WILLIAMS III, University of Texas and NBER

 

 

12:00 n

Lunch

 

 

1:00 p.m.

RESEARCH SKETCHES

 

 

2:00 p.m.

WILLIAM WHEELER, Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Economics Research Priorities at the Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

2:20

Break

 

 

2:40 p.m.

IAN PARRY, CAROLYN FISCHER, and WINSTON HARRINGTON, Resources for the Future

 

Do Market Failures Justify Tightening Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards?

 

 

 

Discussant: SARAH WEST, Macalester College

 

3:40 p.m.

YANN BRAMOULLE, Laval University

 

NICOLAS TREICH, University of Toulouse

 

Can Uncertainty Alleviate the Commons Problem?

 

 

 

Discussant: CHARLES KOLSTAD, UC, Santa Barbara

 

 

4:40 p.m.

Adjourn

 

 

6:00 p.m.

Group Dinner Royal Sonesta Hotel

 

WALLACE OATES, University of Maryland

 

What is the EU Emissions Trading System?

 

 

Friday, July 29:

 

 

8:00 a.m.

Coffee and Pastries

 

 

8:30 a.m.

VIRGINIA MCCONNELL University of Maryland-Baltimore County MARGARET WALLS, Resources for the Future

 

ELIZABETH KOPITS, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Zoning, TDRs and the Density of Development

 

 

 

Discussant: CATHERINE KLING, Iowa State University

 

 

9:30 a.m.

MARCY BURCHFIELD, Neptis Foundation
HENRY OVERMAN, London School of Economics
DIEGO PUGA and MATTHEW TURNER, University of Toronto

 

Causes of Sprawl: A Portrait from Space

 

 

 

Discussant: VERNON HENDERSON, Brown University and NBER

 

 

10:30 a.m.

Break

 

 

11:00 a.m.

SPENCER BANZHAF, Resources for the Future
RANDALL WALSH, University of Colorado

 

Do People Vote with Their Feet?: An Empirical Test of Environmental Gentrification

 

 

 

Discussant: KENNETH McCONNELL, University of Maryland

 

 

12:00 n.

Lunch

 

 

1:00 p.m.

ERIN MANSUR and ROBERT MENDELSOHN, Yale University
WENDY MORRISON, Texas A&M University

 

A Discrete-Continuous Choice Model of Climate Change Impacts on Energy

 

 

 

Discussant: ROGER H. VON HAEFEN, North Carolina State University

 

 

2:00 p.m.

LINDA BUI, Brandeis University

 

Public Disclosure of Private Information as a Tool for Regulating Environmental Emissions: Firm-Level Responses by Petroleum Refineries to the Toxics Release Inventory  

 

 

 

Discussant: ARIK LEVINSON, Georgetown University and NBER

 

 

3:00 p.m.

Break

 

 

3:15 p.m.

KIP VISCUSI, Harvard University and NBER
JOEL HUBER, Duke University

 

Hyperbolic Discounting of Environmental Quality

 

 

 

Discussant: JOHN HOROWITZ, University of Maryland

 

 

4:15 p.m.

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/27/05