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HKS Seminar (Environmental Economics)

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Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy


Course#: API-905y/Econ 2690hf (Spring 2013)
Robert Stavins and Martin Weitzman

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Wednesdays, January 30th thru May 1st

4:10-5:30 p.m.

Room L-382, 79 John F. Kennedy Street

John F. Kennedy School of Government

Harvard University

Support from Enel Endowment for Environmental Economics and the Department of Economics is Gratefully Acknowledged

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January 30: Arik Levinson, Georgetown University. "California Energy Efficiency: Lessons for the Rest of the World, or Not?"
February 20: Michael Kremer, Harvard University, William Jack, Georgetown University, Joost De Laat, World Bank, and Tavneet Suri, MIT. "Adoption of a New Water Technology: The Role of Joint Liability, Asset Collateralization, and Credit Access."
March 27: Joseph Shapiro, MIT. "Trade, CO2, and the Environment."
April 3: Erich Muehlegger, Harvard University, Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia University, Justin Marion, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan. "Do the Laws of Tax Incidence Hold? Point of Collection and the Pass‑through of State Diesel Taxes."
April 10: Ujjayant Chakravorty, Tufts University, Martino Pelli, and Beyza Ural Marchand, University of Alberta. "Intensive Margin of Electrification: Evidence from Rural India."
April 17: Martin Weitzman, Harvard University. "A Voting Architecture for the Governance of Free‑Driver Externalities, with Application to Geoengineering."
April 24: Kelsey Jack, Tufts University, Paulina Oliva, University of California, Santa Barbara, Elizabeth Walker, Harvard University, and Samuel Bell, Cornell University. "Contracting for Environmental Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa."
May 1: Erin Mansur, Dartmouth College, and Joseph Cullen, Washington University. "Will Carbon Prices Reduce Emissions in the US Electricity Industry? Evidence from the Shale Gas Experience."

For further information, contact Professor Stavins at the Kennedy School (495-1820), Professor Weitzman at the Department of Economics (495-5133), or the course assistant, Jason Chapman (496-8054), or visit the seminar web site.