ECON 3016A: Graduate Student Workshop in Environmental Economics

ECON 3016A: Graduate Student Workshop in Environmental Economics

Fall 2021 | Fridays 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET | Hybrid: HKS T-401 and Zoom

Course Description: Participants discuss recent research in environmental and natural resource economics and present their own work in progress. Students must complete both parts of this course (parts A and B) within the same academic year in order to receive credit.

Format: Unless specified otherwise, meetings will be held in a hybrid format.  Participants will be able to attend meetings in-person at Harvard Kennedy School, Room T-401, or virtually via Zoom.  The Zoom link and passcode are available in the PDF schedule below and will be sent to the Workshop email list. NOTE: the 9/3 faculty panel will be fully virtual.

Speaker Schedule:

(Schedule PDF)

Date Speaker 1  Speaker 2 Title
September 3 -- --

VIRTUAL Faculty Panel with Professors Clare Balboni (MIT), Rema Hanna (Harvard), Rob Stavins (Harvard), and Jim Stock (Harvard)

September 10 Parinitha Sastry (MIT) -- "Underwater Underwriting: Bank Screening and Credit Rationing in Flood Zones"
September 17 Sarah Armitage (Harvard) -- "Technology Transitions and the Timing of Environmental Policy: Evidence from Efficient Lighting"
September 24 Frank Pinter (Harvard) --

"Regulatory Mandates and Electric Vehicle Product Variety" (with Sarah Armitage)

October 1 Eleanor Krause (Harvard) [30 min] Stephanie Kestelman (Harvard) [30 min]

Krause: "Where does air quality matter? New evidence from the housing market" (joint with Tridevi Chakma)

Kestelman: “More than misallocation: environmental costs of housing supply restrictions”

October 8 Aseem Mahajan (Harvard) --

"Public Adaptation and the Politics of Land Use: Evidence from the Massachusetts Vulnerability Preparedness Program"

October 15 Kelsey Larson (MIT) -- "Preserving the Right Places: Conservation Easement Tax Incentives and Land Quality"
October 22 Max Vilgalys (MIT) -- “Semiparametric Estimation of Damages from Extreme Heat: Simulation Results”
October 29 Tridevi Chakma (Harvard) [30 min] Jacob Bradt (Harvard) [30 min]

Chakma: "Racial disparities in heat exposure"

Bradt: "Sorting and Endogenous Travel Cost: An Application to the Clean Air Act"

November 5 Karl Aspelund (MIT) -- "Who Gets the Fish? Allocative Efficiency in the Commons"
November 12 Marcos Barrozo (Harvard) -- "Geography, Market Power, and Supply Chain Regulation in the Amazon"
November 19 -- -- TBA
December 3 Elizabeth Spink (Harvard) -- "Household Willingness to Pay for Piped Water Service Quality: Evidence from Zambia"


Course Summary:

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