Inaugural Conference of the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy


Past Event

Inaugural Conference of the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy

October 18, 2019
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 closed on October 11th [we are at capacity]


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):  Lessons from the RFS for Climate Policy

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)

5-6pm: Reception