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Seminars on Environmental and Resource Economics 
The Environment and Energy Team of the World Bank's Development Research group organizes monthly seminars for the presentation and discussion of new work by Bank staff and other researchers. Visiting economists are welcome. Previous seminars here.

For a copy of a paper (if not posted here), contact Elaine Wylie.

Organizer
Jon Strand, jstrand1@worldbank.org, 202-458-5122
 

 

Recent and Upcoming Seminars 

2014EventPresenter(s)Details
Jun 25Explaining the Adoption of Diesel Fuel Passenger Cars in EuropeJoshua Linn
Resources for the Future
MC4-100
12:30 to 2:00
Jun 18Determining farmers' willingness to accept compensation to switch to environmentally friendly fertilization in rural ChinaTIjen Arin
World Bank
MC8-100
12:30 to 2:00
Jun 11The Serengeti EcosystemRichard Damania
World Bank
MC2-850
12:30 to 2:00
May 28Accounting for nature: incorporating ecosystem services into societal decision-makingStephen Polasky
University of Minnesota
MC4-100
12:30 to 2:00
May 21Do Consumers Respond to Marginal or Average Price? Evidence from Nonlinear Electricity and Water PricingKoichiro Ito
Boston University
MC4-100
12:30 to 2:00
May 14

Quantifying Intensive and extensive margin adaptation responses to climate change: A study of California's Residential Electricity Consumption

Maximilian Auffhammer
UC Berkeley
MC C2-135
12:30 to 2:00
May 8Strategic interactions in the provision of international finance for adapation to developing countriesGiovanni Ruta
World Bank
MC6-598
2:30 to 4:00
Apr 30Optimal Environmental Border Adjustments under the GATTEdward Balistreri
Colorado School of Mines
MC2-850
12:30 to 2:00
Apr 16Ramping up Deployment of Photovoltaics: Economics and Environmental ConsequencesJevenijs Steinbucks
World Bank
MC 4-100
12:30 to 2:00
Mar 19Climate Change Impacts on US Agriculture: Accounting for non-farm Pressures in the Hedonic ApproachAriel Ortiz-Bobea
Resources for the Future
MC2-850
12:30 to 2:00
Mar 5Can better energy pricing save India's groundwaterRam Fishman
George Washington University
MC C2-135
12:30 to 2:00
Feb 20Ranking Distributions of Environmental OutcomesGlenn Sheriff
US EPA
MC 2-520
10:30 to 12:00
Feb 12Mitigation and Adaptation within a Climate Policy PortfolioTyler Felgenhauer
U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development
MC 2-850
12:30 to 2:00
Feb 11Adaptation to Climate Change: Evidence from US Agriculture
Marshall Burke
Uinversity of California, Berkeley
MC 3-570
10:30 to 12:00
Feb 3Can the Terms-of-Trade Externality Outweigh Free-Christian Bogmans
VU University Amsterdam
MC 3-570
10:30 to 12:00
Jan 30Does the Allocation of Property Rights Matter for Efficiency?John Lynham
Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa
MC 4-100
12:30 to 2:00
Jan 23Heat Stress Increases Long-Term Human Migration in Rural PakistanValerie Mueller
International Food Policy Research Institute
MC 6-598
9:30 to 11:00
 

Past Seminars

2013EventPresenter(s)Details
Sep 18The Energy Implications of City Size and DensityAnthony M. Yezer and William Larson
George Washington Univ.
 
MC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00
Aug 21Modeling cost-effective policies for controlling air pollution and short-lived climate forcers - Experiences from Europe and Asia Fabian Wagner
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
MC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00
May 15The Economics of Glyphosate Resistance Management Mike Livingston
US Dept. of Agriculture
MC 2-850
12:30 to 2:00
Apr 17Planes, Ships and Taxes: Charging for International Aviation and Maritime Emissions Jon Strand
World Bank
MC 5-598
12:30 to 2:00
Apr 10The natural pattern of developing rights for forests--and what it means for REDD+ Bill Hyde, Retired
Duke and Virginia Tech Universities
MC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00
Apr 3Assessing the Land Use Change Consequences of European Union Biofuels Policies David Laborde
IFPRI
MC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00
Mar 20Participation and Duration of Environmental Agreement Marco Battaglinis
Princeton University
JB1-075
12:30 to 2:00
Feb 21Energy consumption and economic growth: Evidence from the economic community of West African States (ECOWAS) Nadia Ouedraogo
University, Paris-Dauphine
MC 3-570
12:30 to 2:00
Feb 20Trade and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Freight Transport David Hummels
Purdue University
MC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00
Feb 19On Welfare Frameworks and Catastrophic Climate Risks 

Antony Millner
London School of Economics

MC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00
Feb 11Can Rationing Affect Long Run Behavior? Evidence from Brazil Francisco Junqueira Moreira da CostaMC 3-570
12:30 to 2:00
Feb 7Nonlinearities and Spatial Effects: A Hedonic Model for the Valuation of Air Quality Nancy Lozano-Garcia
World Bank
MC 3-570
12:30 to 2:00
Feb 6City Structure and Informal Property Rights in West Africa: Theory and Evidence Harris Selod
World Bank
MC 2-850
12:30 to 2:00
Feb 5Can Indonesia's Oil Palm Moratorium Reduce Emissions from Deforestation Jonah Busch
Conservation Int'l
MC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00
Feb 4The Power of Hydroelectric Dams: Agglomeration Spillovers Edson Severnini
University of California Berkeley
MC 2-850
12:30 to 2:00
Jan 31Confronting the Food Energy Environment Trilemma: Global Land Use in the Long Run Jevgenijs Steinbuks
Purdue University
MC 3-570
12:30 to 2:00
Jan 30The Welfare Value of Allocate-and-Trade for Addressing Efficiency and Externality in the Eastern Nile River Basin Getachew Nigatu
University of California Riverside
MC 5-100
12:30 to 2:00
Jan 29Automobile Usage and Urban Rail Transit Expansion 

Lunyu Xie
University of California Berkeley

MC 10-100
12:30 to 2:00
Jan 28Renewable Power Effects on Electricity Transmission Congestion and Emissions Claudia Hitaj
University of Maryland
MC 5-100
12:30 to 2:00
Jan 24Designing Policies for Conservation under Multiple Uncertainties Payal Shah
University of Illinois
MC 3-570
12:30 to 2:00

 

2012

Seminars

Presenter(s)Details
Dec 5Economic Implications of Moving Toward Global Convergence on Emission Intensities Govinda Timilsina
World Bank
MC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Nov 28Global Economic Value of the Amazon Rainforest - A Delphi Contingent Valuation Survey of European Environmental Valuation Experts Stale Navrud
Norwegian University of Life Sciences

MC 10-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Nov 14Prices Versus Quantities With Increasing Marginal Benefits Jay Coggins
University of Minnesota
MC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Oct 31The Effects of Transport Policies on Car Use: Theory and Evidence for Latin American Countries Christian Salas
World Bank
MC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Oct 17An Economic Model of Brazil’s Ethanol-Sugar Markets and Impacts of Fuel Policies: Implications for World Commodity Prices Harry De Gorter
Cornell University
MC C2-131
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Sep 26Factors influencing energy intensity in four Chinese industries Yong Hu, Pennsylvania State UniversityMC 6-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Sep 12Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Tropical Deforestation: a Diminishing Problem? Alexander Lotsch, ENV Carbon Finance Unit and Nancy Harris, Winrock InternationalMC 6-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm
May 16The Hidden Costs of Power: Health Effects of Coal Electricity Generation in India Maureen Cropper
University of Maryland
I2-250
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Mar 21Valuing Protection of Tropical Rainforests Against Logging and Poaching: Evidence from Choice Experiments in Malaysia Jeffrey Vincent
Duke University
MC 9-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Feb 22Structuring Economic Incentives to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation Within Indonesia Jonah Busch
Conservation International
MC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Jan 25Strategic Climate Policy with Offsets and Incomplete Abatement: Carbon Taxes Versus Cap-and-Trade Jon Strand, WBMC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00 pm
2011

Seminars

Presenter(s)Details
Dec 7Economic Implications of Reducing Carbon Emissions from Energy Use and Industrial Processes in Brazil Govinda Timilsina, WBMC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Nov 9The Market for Conservation and Other Hostages Bård Harstad
Northwestern University
MC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Nov 1
Climate Treaties and Approaching Catastrophes 
Scott Barrett
Columbia University
MC 2-850
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Jun 29Climate Policy with Dynamic Fossil Fuel Markets: Prices versus Quantities Larry Karp
Univ California Berkeley
MC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Jun 23
The Political Economy of Fuel Subsidies: Results From Two World Bank Projects 
Cees Van Beers, Univ. Delft Christos Kotsogiannis, Univ. of Exeter
MC 2-850
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Jun 1Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Pricing Carbon, A Carbon Tax Option for South Africa? Cecil Morden
Chief Director
The National Treasury South Africa
IMF HQ2 06B 606
12:00 to 1:00 pm
May 26Water Hauling and Girls’ School Attendance: New Evidence From Ghana Céline Nauges, Toulouse School of EconomicsMC 6-598
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Apr 6Strategic Climate Policy with Offsets and Incomplete Abatement: Carbon Taxes Versus Cap-and-TradeJon Strand, WBMC 3-570
2:30 to 4:00 pm
Mar 30Bigger is Better: Avoiding Deforestation Offsets in the Face of Adverse Selection Arthur van Benthem, Stanford University, and Suzi Kerr, Motu Economic and Public Policy ResearchMC 3-570
10:00 to 11:30 am
Mar 9US Federal Government Efforts to Value the Benefits of Reduced Carbon Emissions Ann Wolverton, U.S. Environment Protection AgencyHQ2 06B 606 HQ2 building
Feb 15Environmental Tax Reform: Examples from China, Vietnam and other developing countriesKai Schlegelmilch, Green Budget Germany/Europe and Sina Johannes, GIZ
MC C2-850
1:00 to 2:30 pm
Jan 19Can 1 billion dollars halt, or slow down, deforestation in Indonesia? Fred Stolle
World Resources Institute

MC C2-135
12:00 to 1 pm

2010

Seminars

Presenter(s)Details
Dec 2Economic Valuation of Development Projects: A Case Study of Non-Motorized Transport Project in IndiaHua Wang, WB

MC3-570
12:30 to 2 pm

Nov 17Trade, Technology, and the Environment: Does Access to Technology Promote Environmental Regulation? David Popp
University of Syracuse

MC3-101
12:30 to 2 pm

Nov 4Infrastructure Investments under Uncertainty with the Possibility of Retrofit: Theory and SimulationsSebastian Miller
IDB

MC6-715
12:30 to 2 pm

Oct 28Cursed Resources? Political Conditions and Oil Market Outcomes Gilbert Metcalf
Tufts University

MC2-850
12:30 to 2 pm

Oct 21An Explanation for the Failure of International Climate Policy Coordination under UncertaintyYiyong Cai
Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis Research School of Economics

MC6-715
12:30 to 2 pm

Sep. 28Lighting Technologies, Costs, and Energy Demand: Global Developments to 2030 Jeff Tsao and Jerry Simmons, Sandia National Laboratories

MC9-100
3:00 to 4:30 pm

Sep. 23Urbanization in China: Policy Issues and OptionsVernon Henderson, Brown University

MC8-100
12:30 to 2 pm

Sep. 21The Impacts of Biofuels Targets on Land-Use Change and Food Supply: A Global CGE Assessment Govinda Timilsina, WB

MC8-100
3:00 to 4:30 pm

Jun. 22Transport Regulations and the Effects in the Oil Market – Does Market Power Matter?Snorre Kverndokk, Frisch Centre for Economic Analysis, Oslo; and RFF, Washington, DC

MC3-101
12:30 to 2 pm

May 6Carbon Offsets With Endogenous Environmental Policy Jon Strand, WB

J4-044
12:30 to 2 pm

Apr. 8Water Resources Planning under Climate Change: A 'Real Options' Approach Marc Jeuland, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

J4-044
12:30 to 2 pm

Apr. 1Towards a sustainable global energy supply infrastructure: net energy balance and density considerations 

Ioannis N Kessides, WB Development Research Group

MC3-570
12:30 to 2 pm

Mar. 9The economics of renewable energy expansion in rural Sub-Saharan Africa

Uwe Deichmann, WB
Craig Meisner, WB
David Wheeler, CGD

MC3-101
12:30 - 2 pm
Feb. 25The global effects of sub-optimal climate policies Carolyn Fischer, Resources For the FutureMC5-N300
12:30 to 2 pm
Jan. 28Valuing access to water- a spatial hedonic approach, with an application to Bangalore, India Nancy Lozano-Gracia,
Finance, Economics and Urban Dept., Sustainable Dev. Network, World Bank

MC5-N300
2:30 to 2 pm

Jan. 19What have we learned from twenty years of stated preference research in developing countries? Dale Whittington, UNC, Chapel Hill, Manchester Business School

MC3-101
12:30 - 2 pm

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 Conferences          Event  Location
November 12, 2014

2nd Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference

This conference hosted by the World Bank and George Washington University Institute for International Economic Policy brings together academics and development practitioners to present and discuss the challenges of urbanization in developing countries.

Program and Registration

World Bank Headquarters, and George Washington University, Washington, DC
May 18-19, 2011

The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change in Low Income Countries

In partnership with the World Bank Development Research Group, (Environment and Energy Team) and the UNDP Environment and Energy Group (Global Environmental Finance Team)

Program/Registration

The George Washington University
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St NW, 7th Floor, City View Room
Washington, DC

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