Carnegie Mellon University


The Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics| June 13 - 14, 2022 at Carnegie Mellon University.

The Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics will meet on Monday and Tuesday, June 13 – 14, 2022, hosted by the Heinz College with generous support from the Scott Institute, the Steinbrenner Institute, the Tepper School of Business, and the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Location: Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College, Hamburg Hall, Room A301, 4800 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

2022 Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics Schedule

(Presenters in Bold)

June 13th

8:30-9:00: Introductions

9:00-10:15: Hui Zhou (Cornell University)
Restricting Used Vehicle Imports: Welfare Effects and Strategic Interactions

Bryan Bollinger (NYU Stern), Todd Gerarden (Cornell University), Kenneth Gillingham (Yale University), Drew Vollmer (Duke University), and Daniel Xu (Duke University) 
Strategic Avoidance and Welfare Impacts of U.S. Solar Panel Tariffs

10:15-10:45: Break

10:45- 12:30: Raphael Calel (Georgetown University), Jonathan Colmer (University of Virginia), Antoince Dechezleprêtre (London School of Economics), and Matthieu Glachant (MINES ParisTech)Do Carbon Offsets Offset Carbon?

Discussant: Jacquelyn Pless (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Joel Landry (Pennsylvania State University)
Policy Competition for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mitigation and the Preferred Social Cost of Carbon

Tridevi Chakma (Harvard Kennedy School)
The Historical Origins of Heat Disparities: Evidence from the Great Migration

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30-3:00: Student egg-timers (5 minutes each)

  • Ethan Addicott (Yale University) Many Assets, Many Services: Valuing Beaches, Buildings, and Dunes in Coastal North Carolina
  • Joseph E. Aldy (Harvard Kennedy School), and Jacob Bradt (Harvard Kennedy School) Private Benefits from Public Investment in Climate Adaptation and Resilience
  • Xinming Du (Columbia University) Environmental externality and social interaction: Evidence from refinery pollution in the U.S.
  • Connor Forsythe (Carnegie Mellon University), Akshaya Jha (Carnegie Mellon University), Jeremy J. Michalek (Carnegie Mellon University), and Kate S.Whitefoot (Carnegie Mellon University) Externalities of Policy-Induced Scrappage: The Case of Automotive Regulations
  • Matthew Gordon (Yale University) Visibility and Vulnerability: Aid Allocations after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake
  • Timothy Hyde (Carnegie Mellon University) How do homebuyers adapt after exposure to a nearby disaster? Evidence from the Florida real estate market
  • Hyuk-soo Kwon (Cornell University) From Subsidy to Credit: Welfare Effects of Market Power in Electric Vehicle Credit Trading System

Michael Coury (University of Pittsburgh), Toru Kitagawa (Brown University), Allison Shertzer (University of Pittsburgh), and Matthew Turner (Brown University)
The Value of Piped Water and Sewers: Evidence from 19th Century Chicago

Discussant: Edson Severnini (Carnegie Mellon University)

3:00-3:30: Break

3:30-4:45: Paige Weber (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Matt Woerman (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Decomposing the Effect of Renewables on the Electricity Sector

Discussant: Todd Gerarden (Cornell University)

Shinsuke Tanaka (Tufts University)
Blowin’ In The Wind: Long-Term Downwind Exposure to Air Pollution from Power Plants and Adult Mortality

 5:00- 6:30: Reception at Scott Institute

June 14th

9:00- 10:15: Fiona Burlig (University of Chicago), Akshaya Jha (Carnegie Mellon University), and Louis Preonas (University of Maryland)
Transmission Constraints and Electricity Trade in India

Discussant: Rich Sweeney (Boston College)

Jeffrey Shrader (Columbia University), Laura Bakkensen (University of Arizona), and Derek Lemoine (University of Arizona)
Fatal Errors: The Mortality Value of Accurate Weather Forecasts

10:15-10:45: Break

10:45-12:30: Student egg-timers (5 minutes each)

  • Kristen McCormack (Harvard University) How do stressful environmental conditions affect student misbehavior?
  • Joanna Slusarewicz (Carnegie Mellon University) How did the 2010 SO2 U.S. National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) affect coal power plant emissions?
  • Karen Clay (Carnegie Mellon University, Edson Severnini (Carnegie Mellon University), and Xiaochen Sun (Carnegie Mellon University) Impacts of a Cap-and-Trade Program on Local Air Pollution: Evidence from the Acid Rain Program
  • Andrew Wilson (Columbia University) Air pollution, weather, and criminal courts
  • Mengying Wu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Effects of citizen scrutiny on polluter behavior in China

Florian Grosset (Columbia University), Charles Taylor (Columbia University), and Anna Papp (Columbia University)
Can land policy change the climate? Evidence from a large tree-planting program

Daniel Brent (Pennsylvania State University), Douglas Wrenn (Pennsylvania State University), Gabriel Lara (Pennsylvania State University), Allison Lassiter (University of Pennsylvania), Joseph Cook (Washington State University)
Peer Effects in Residential Green Infrastructure Adoption

12:30- 1:30: Lunch 

1:30- 2:45: Anita Mukherjee (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Nick Sanders (Cornell University)
The Causal Effect of Heat on Violence: Social Implications of Unmitigated Heat Among the Incarcerated

Daniel Berkowitz (University of Pittsburgh), Andrew J. Boslett (University of Rochester), Jason P. Brown (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City), and Jeremy G. Weber (University of Pittsburgh)
Rational but Not Prescient: Borrowing during the Fracking Boom 

Karen Clay (Carnegie Mellon University), Edson Severnini (Carnegie Mellon University), and Xiao Wang (Carnegie Mellon University)
Airborne Lead Pollution and Infant Mortality

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