Inaugural Conference of the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy


Current and Upcoming

Inaugural Conference of the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy

October 18, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W 129th Street, New York, NY 10027

Registration for the Inaugural Conference of the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy is open from September 3rd to October 11th.

The conference will run all day (8.45am - 5pm), followed by a reception (5-6pm).

8-8.45am: Registration open

8.45-9am: Welcome (Douglas Almond and Wolfram Schlenker)
9-10am: Keynote:  James Stock (Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University)

10-10.15am: Coffee Break

10.15-11.15am: Session 1 - Ecosystem Services (chair: Ruth DeFries)
Eyal Frank: The Effects of Bat Population Losses on Infant Mortality through Pesticide Use in the U.S.
Anouch Missirian: Yes, In Your Backyard: Forced Technological Adoption and Spatial Externalities  

11.15-11.30am: Coffee Break

11.30-12.30pm: Session 2 - Policy Design (chair: Scott Barrett)
Kimberly Lai Oremus: When It's Gone, It's Gone: Confronting the Challenge of Fisheries Governance in Tropical Regions
Kyle Meng: Do Environmental Markets Cause Environmental Injustice?  

12.30-1.30pm: Lunch

1.30-2.30pm: Session 3 - Health (chair: Stephanie Lackner)
Charles Taylor: The Cicada Song: The Impact of Insecticides on Infant Health and Long-term Outcomes
Anna Tompsett: The Lazarus Drug: The Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy on Economic Growth  

2.30-2.45pm: Coffee Break

2.45-3.45pm: Session 4 - Climate Change (chair: Jeffrey Shrader)
Ana Varela: Surge of Inequality: How Different Neighborhoods React to Flooding
Solomon Hsiang: Valuing the Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change Accounting for Adaptation Costs and Benefits

3.45-4pm: Coffee Break

4-5pm: Roundtable: Financial Firms' Role in Sustainable Investing (chair: Geoffrey Heal)
Ashley Schulten (Blackrock)
James Yeo (Bank of America)
John Wilson (Calvert Research and Management)

5-6pm: Reception