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US Federal Government Efforts to Value the Benefits of Reduced Carbon Emissions

Joint Bank-Fund Brown-Bag Research Seminars on Environment and Energy
A third presentation in the series:
US Federal Government Efforts to Value the Benefits of Reduced Carbon Emissions
Presented by Ann Wolverton, U.S. Environment Protection Agency 
Venue: HQ2 06B 606, HQ2 building (6th  floor)
Wednesday, March 9, 12-1 pm

This presentation will review efforts by the U.S. Federal government to estimate the "social cost of carbon" in order to value the incremental benefits of reduced carbon emissions for purposes of regulatory impacts analyses. The talk will discuss the methodology and main assumptions used to estimate social cost of carbon values as well as the potential imitations and directions for future research in this area.
Ann Wolverton has worked as an economist at the National Center for Environmental Economics at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the last ten years.  She currently coordinates a team of economists working on climate change and international issues.  In addition to serving in this role, Ann has conducted research on the effectiveness of voluntary programs, market-based incentives, and the role of community characteristics in firm location choices. She served as the senior economist for environment and natural resources at the Council of Economic Advisers from 2006 - 2007 and again from 2009 - 2010, where she helped to coordinate the interagency development of a social cost of carbon for use in Federal regulatory impact analyses.  Ann also worked as a senior associate at ICF Consulting from 1999 - 2001. She received her PhD in economics from the University of Texas at Austin.
For further information on the presentation, contact Ian Parry, 202-623- 9724.

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