Past events


Wednesday, 16 September 2020

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    Environmental Policies That Shape Productivity: Evidence from Cattle Ranching in the Amazon
Fanny Moffette (Wisconsin-Madison), Marin Skidmore (Wisconsin-Madison) and Holly K. Gibbs (Wisconsin-Madison)
Discussant: Ryan Abman (San Diego State)

Efficient Forestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Evidence from a Dynamic Model
Rafael Araujo (FGV EPGE/CPI), Francisco Costa (FGV EPGE/Delaware) and Marcelo Sant’Anna (FGV EPGE)
Discussant: Torfinn Harding (Stavanger/NHH)

Is Global Deforestation under Lockdown?
Santiago Saavedra (Universidad del Rosario)
Discussant: Po Yin Wong (Hong Kong Monetary Authority)

Environmental regulation

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

    Optimal Global Cost-Benefit Analysis—Policies That Save Lives
Lara Aleluia Reis (RFF-CMCC EIEE), Laurent Drouet (RFF-CMCC EIEE), and Massimo Tavoni (Politecnico di Milano and RFF-CMCC EIEE)
Discussant: Katherine Wagner (Stanford/UC Berkeley)

The Impact of Environmental Regulation on Product Quality: Evidence from Chinese Exporters
Longzhou Wang (Calgary)
Discussant: Shaoda Wang (Chicago)

Is Air Pollution Regulation Too Stringent?
Joseph S. Shapiro (UC Berkeley) and Reed Walker (UC Berkeley)
Discussant: Dana Andersen (Alberta)

Climate impacts

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 7AM-8:40AM PST

    Can Social Protection Reduce Environmental Damages?
Teevrat Garg (UCSD), Gordon C. McCord (UCSD) and Aleister Montfort (World Bank)
Discussant: Achyuta Adhvaryu (Michigan)

Global food prices, local weather and migration in Sub-Saharan Africa
Lars Ludolph (LSE) and Barbora Sedova (MCC Berlin)
Discussant: Joyce Chen (Ohio State)

Climate Contagion: Temperature and Growth in Spatial General Equilibrium
Gary Lyn (Iowa State), Ariel Ortiz-Bobea (Cornell), Ivan Rudik (Cornell)
Discussant: Joe Shapiro (UC Berkeley)

Heat and Health: A Tale of a Tropical City
Vinicius Peçanha (UBC), Rudi Rocha (FGV), Dimitri Szerman (Mannheim)
Discussant: François Coen (Oxford)

Inequality in environmental access and outcomes

Wednesday, 06 May 2020, 7AM-9AM PST

    Long-term effects of weather during gestation on education and labor outcomes: Evidence from Peru
Manuel Barrón (Universidad del Pacifico), Sam Heft-Neal (Stanford), and Tania Perez (Universidad del Pacifico)
Discussant: Ludovica Gazze (Chicago/Warwick)

The Epidemic Effect: On the Politics and Economic Burden of Infectious Disease
Belinda Archibong (Barnard/Columbia), Francis Annan (Georgia State), and Uche Ekhator-Mobayode (Pittsburgh Bradford)
Discussant: S.K. Ritadhi (Reserve Bank of India)

Yellow Vests, Carbon Tax Aversion, and Biased Beliefs
Thomas Douenne (PSE/Amsterdam) and Adrien Fabre (PSE/ETH Zürich)
Discussant: Soren Anderson (Michigan State)

Inequality, Information Failures, and Air Pollution
Catherine Hausman (Michigan) and Samuel Stolper (Michigan)
Discussant: Jonathan Colmer (Virginia)

How are environmental economists contributing to COVID-19 knowledge/solutions?

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 7AM-9AM PST

    UV radiation decreases COVID-19 growth rate: Global causal estimates and seasonal implications
Tamma Carleton (Chicago; UCSB), Jules Cornetet (PSE), Peter Huybers (Harvard), Kyle Meng (UCSB), and Jon Proctor (Harvard)
Discussant: Frances Moore (UC Davis)

COVID-19, city lockdowns, and air pollution
Guojun He (HKUST), Yuhang Pan (HKUST), and Takanao Tanaka (HKUST)
Discussant: Shuang Zheng (Colorado)

Social distancing measures following the COVID-19 epidemic had positive environmental consequences
Maurizio Malpede (Bocconi), Marco Percoco (Bocconi), and Valentina Bosetti (Bocconi; RFF-CMC)

Modeling of individual behavior in coupled economic-epidemiological models
affects projections of disease dynamics, economic outcomes, and policy impacts

Thomas Ash (USC), Ana Bento (Indiana), Antonio Bento (USC), Daniel Kaffine (Colorado), and Akhil Rao (Middlebury)

Using real cell phone data to model behavior in an economic-epidemiological model of COVID-19
Jude Bayham (Colorado State) and Eli Fenichel (Yale)
Discussant: Juan Moreno Cruz (Waterloo)

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