Inaugural Conference of the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy

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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.

Program:
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