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Environmental Economics Seminars, by Series

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The National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) hosts three different seminar series, which feature presentations by EPA employees, other federal researchers, and academics.

  • The first series, the Environmental Economic Seminars, serves as a forum for presentations on timely topics in environmental economics.
  • The second series, the Climate Economics Seminars, focuses on issues related to the economics of climate change.
  • The third series, the Climate Science Seminars, is a joint venture between NCEE and the EPA Office of the Science Advisor (OSA); under this series, a range of climate science issues are investigated, including forecasting challenges and impacts on ecological and human health.

Note: Hosting these seminars does not necessarily express or imply EPA approval or endorsement of the speaker’s views.

Note to media: NCEE seminars are off-the-record events. For media inquiries, please contact the Office of Public Affairs (

NCEE has hosted a range of presentations under these three seminar series, dating back to 2007. Below is a list of all previous seminars. Click on each entry to learn more about the featured presenters and their presentation topics.

Environmental Economics Seminars

Seminar Title Presenter(s) Date
Value of Improved Information about Forest Protection Values, with Application to Rainforest Valuation Strand, Joh; Siddiqui, Sauleh 04/20/2016
Who Loses Under Power Plant Cap-and-Trade Programs? Estimating the Impact of the NOx Budget Trading Program on Manufacturing Employment Curtis, Mark 04/04/2016
Developing Contemporary Guidelines for Stated-Preference Valuation Johnston, Robert J; Boyle, Kevin; Adamowicz, Wiktor (Vic) 04/28/2016
Estimating the Effects of Nutrients on Water-Based Recreational Uses in the United States: An Intrumental Variables Approach Keiser, David 05/05/2015
Taking One for the Team: Is Collective Action More Responsive to Ecological Change Sims, Charles 09/17/2014
Unemployment and Environmental Regulation in General Equilibrium Hafstead, Marc A.C.; Williams, Roberton C. III 08/12/2014
Environmental targeting: Some Spatial Estimates of the Costs and Benefits of Restoring and Protecting Wetlands Hansen, LeRoy 06/25/2014
The Housing Market Impacts of Shale Gas Development Muehlenbachs, Lucija 05/22/2014
Learning in a Hedonic Framework: Valuing Brownfield Remediation Ma, Lala 02/19/2014
Nudges and Federal Program Participation: A Field Experiment with the Conservation Reserve Program Higgins, Nathaniel; Steven Wallander 01/29/2014
The Effects of Water Quality Improvements on an Open Access Commercial Fishery: Evidence from the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Fishery Ball, Sarah 12/03/2013
The Impact of Pollution on Worker Productivity Neidell, Matthew 11/18/2013
Pareto Efficiency in Intra-household Resource Allocation and Risks to Children’s Health Gerking, Shelby 10/28/2013
The Effects of Water Quality Improvements on an Open Access Commercial Fishery: Evidence from the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Fishery Ball, Sarah 10/16/2013
Certainty of Punishment vs. Severity of Punishment: Deterrence and Wastewater Discharges Earnhart, Dietrich Earnhart; Friesen, Lana 06/18/2013
Environmental Justice: Evidence from Superfund Cleanup Durations Burda, Martin; Harding, Matthew 05/14/2013
Managing Energy Demand with Standards and Information Houde, Sebastien 05/07/2013
An Ex Post Analysis of the Economic Impacts of Reduced Water Supply Using Quasi-Experimental Methods: the Case of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Speir, Cameron 11/28/2012
The Transitional Costs of Sectoral Reallocation: Evidence From the Clean Air Act and the Workforce Walker, W. Reed 10/25/2012
Challenges in Measuring the "Full" Benefits from Reduced Air Pollution: The Role of Caregiving for Sensitive Groups in Households Smith, V. Kerry 09/14/2012
Effect of the Regulator-Regulated Entity Relationship on Environmental Management: Coercive vs. Cooperative Enforcement Earnhart, Dietrich 04/24/2012
The Accuracy of Self-Reported Pollution Data: Evidence from the Clean Water Act Shimshack, Jay 04/10/2012
California Energy Efficiency Gains: Lessons for the Rest of the World, or Not? Levinson, Arik 03/21/2012
Disentangling Intermediate and Final Outcomes of Migratory Fish Restoration: Implications for Stated Preference Welfare Estimation Johnston, Rob 10/13/2011
Using Quotas to Enhance Competition in Asymmetric Auctions: A Comparison of Theoretical and Experimental Outcomes Roberts, Michael J.  04/20/2011
Attributing Benefits to Voluntary Programs in EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery: Challenges and Options Boyd, James 03/28/2011
Sufficient Statistics for Welfare Analysis: A Bridge Between Structural and Reduced-Form Methods Chetty, Raj 03/23/2011
Environmental Regulation and Corruption: Automobile Emissions in Mexico City Oliva, Paulina 02/17/2011
Do Environmental Regulations Really Increase Resource Productivity?: The Case of Electric Utilities Kim, Eun-Hee 01/20/2011
Environmental Accounting for Pollution: Methods with an Application to the United States Economy Muller, Nicholas 01/28/2010
Adapting to New Information when Driving Environmental Innovation: Lessons from California Vehicle Policies Taylor, Margaret 11/05/2009
The VSL for Children and Adults: Evidence from Conjoint Choice Experiments in Milan, Italy, and in the Czech Republic Alberini, Anna 10/01/2009
Agricultural Law and Livestock Operations: Implications of the Law for Environmental Protection Simms Hipp, Janie 09/31/2009
The Definition and Choice of Environmental Commodities for Non-market Valuation Boyd, Jim; Krupnick, Alan 08/26/2009
Benefit Transfer from Multiple Contingent Experiments: A Flexible Two-Step Model Combining Individual Choice Data with Community Characteristics Moeltner, Klaus 08/18/2009
The Pure Characteristics Approach to Travel Cost Models and Implementation of Benefit Transfers Parmeter, Christopher 05/14/2009
Convergent Validity of Revealed and Stated Recreation Behavior with Quality Change: A Comparison of Multiple and Single Site Demands Whitehead, John 11/20/2008
Decentralization and Water Pollution Spillovers: Evidence from the Re-drawing of County Boundaries in Brazil Mobarak, Mushfiq 10/23/2008
Impact of Switching Production to Bioenergy Crops: The Switchgrass Example McDonald, Scott 11/01/2007

Climate Economics Seminars

Seminar Title Presenter Date
Are Energy Efficiency Standards Less Regressive Than Energy Taxes? Arik Levinson 09/08/2016
The Micro-behavioral Economics of Resource-conserving Technologies: Water Efficiency and Climate Change Adaptation Ferraro, Paul 05/19/2016
Mitigation and Adaptation for Coastal Impacts from Sea Level Rise Diaz, Delavane 02/25/2016
The European Carbon Market and Technological Change Calel, Raphael 11/04/2015
How Much Carbon Pricing is in Countries’ Own Interests? The Critical Role of Co-Benefits Parry, Ian 09/15/2015
Expecting the Unexpected: Emissions Uncertainty and Environmental Market Design Borenstein, Severin 05/20/2015
Optimal Dynamic Carbon Taxes in a Climate-Economy Model with Distortionary Fiscal Policy Barrage, Lint 04/30/2015
Evaluating Behaviorally-Motivated Policy: Experimental Evidence from the Lightbulb Allcott, Hunt; Taubinsky, Dmitry 01/22/2015
Escape from Third-Best: Rating Emissions for Intensity Standards Lemoine, Derek 05/06/2014
Leave it in the ground? Incorporating the social cost of carbon into unconventional fossil fuel development Leach, Andrew 03/19/2014
Banking and price containment in the California greenhouse gas emissions market: an experimental analysis of market design Shobe, William 11/06/2013
Estimating Climate Change Impacts in the Energy Demand, Water, and Agriculture Sectors in the Global Change Assessment Model Calvin, Kate 06/04/2013
Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity of Marginal Emissions: Implications for Electric Cars and Other Electricity-Shifting Policies Mansur, Erin 04/17/2013
Free Riders and the High Cost of Energy-Efficiency Subsidies Boomhower, Judson; Davis, Lucas W. 03/26/2013
Public Goods Provision in the Presence of Heterogeneous Green Preferences Jacobsen, Mark 01/10/2013
The Causal Effect of Environmental Catastrophe on Long-Run Economic Growth Hsiang, Solomon 12/13/2012
Realistic REDD: Improving the Forest Impacts of Domestic Policies in Different Settings Pfaff, Alexander 12/09/2014
Projecting the biological and economic effects of climate change and ocean acidification on global coral reefs Palardy, James; Speers, Ann; Besedin, Elena; Laskorski, Paul; Post, Ellen 11/13/2012
Strategic Climate Policy with Offsets and Incomplete Abatement: Carbon Taxes versus Cap-and-Trade Strand, Paul 10/09/2012
Modeling Household Energy Consumption and Adoption of Energy-efficient Technology Using Recent Micro-data Li, Jia 06/27/2012
Impact of Biofuel Policy on Food Prices and Poverty Chakravorty, Ujjayant 05/01/2012
Regulating Greenhouse Gases from Coal Power Plants under the Clean Air Act Linn, Joshua 04/16/2012
A CGE Analysis of Linking Domestic Emission Trading Schemes: Impacts on Japanese Economy Takeda, Shiro; Arimura, Toshi H. 02/22/2012
Discounting and Confidence Traeger, Christian 09/21/2011
Climate Amenities, Climate Change, and American Quality of Life Kellogg, Ryan 05/18/2011
Car Notches: Strategic Automaker Responses to Fuel Economy Policy Sallee, Jim 04/28/2011
Low Carbon Fuel Standards as a Policy Instrument to Achieve Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions Holland, Stephen 11/10/2010
Adverse Selection and Carbon Offsets Bushnell, James 10/19/2010
The Time Value of Carbon and Carbon Storage: Clarifying the Terms and the Policy Implications of the Debate Marshall, Liz 09/08/2010
Forecasting the Path of US CO2 Emissions Using State-Level Information Aufhammer, Max 05/06/2010
CRED: A New Integrated Assessment Model of Climate and Development Ackerman, Frank 03/10/2010
Non-Market Values and General Equilibrium Assessments of Environmental Policy Carbone, Jared 12/08/2009
Fixing a Critical Climate Accounting Error Searchinger, Timothy D. 11/18/2009
The RCP Scenarios for the IPCC AR4 (and beyond): 250 years of pollutant and GHG emissions Smith, Steven J.  09/16/2009
Forestry & Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Policy Design and Coordination Insights from Recent Modeling Rose, Steven 07/15/2009
The Effects of Increased U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard Bento, Antonio M.  05/27/2009
What's Wrong with Infinity -- A Note on Weitzman's Dismal Theorem Lange, Andreas 04/01/2009
The Income-Temperature Relationship in a Cross-Section of Countries and its Implications for Predicting the Effects of Global Warming Horowitz, John 12/02/2008
Analysis of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Tax Proposals Metcalf, Gilbert 11/13/2008
Cap-and-Trade Allowance Allocation Issues Burtraw, Dallas 09/23/2008
The Impact of Carbon Price Policies on U.S. Industry Output and Employment Ho, Mun S. 07/10/2008
Where Does Energy R&D Come From? A First Look at Crowding Out from Environmentally-Friendly R&D Popp, David C.; Newell, Richard 06/17/2008
Incorporating Price Effects into Lifecycle Analysis Delucchi, Mark 03/05/2008
Estimating the Effect of Climate Change on Crop Yields and Farmland Values: The Importance of Extreme Temperatures Schlenker, Wolfram 02/12/2008
Intergenerational Discounting Pizer, Billy 01/22/2008
Limited Attention in Housing Markets: The Case of Energy Efficiency Lange, Ian 10/23/2014

Climate Science Seminars

Seminar Title Presenter Date
The Northeast Regional Earth System Model (NE-RESM): Translating Biogeophysical Dynamics into the Strategic Environmental Planning and Management Domains Vörösmarty, C.J. 03/26/2014
Evidence of Causality between Carbon Dioxide Concentrations and Temperature Forbes, Kevin 11/19/2013
Scientific Uncertainty and the Risks of Climate Change Gulledge, Jay 05/07/2009
Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) Urban Leaders Adaptation Initiative Foster, Josh 03/25/2009
Natural and Anthropogenic Influences on Earth’s Surface Temperature Lean, Judith 01/28/2009
Global Warming: What Is It All About? Lindzen, Richard 12/09/2008
Human Health Impacts of the and Public Health Responses to Climate Change Ebi, Kristie L. 11/18/2008
Global Sea Level Rise Wunsch, Carl 10/16/2008
The Shape of Things to Come: Why is Climate Sensitivity So Unpredictable (and Who Cares Anyway)? Roe, Gerard; Baker, Marcia 04/15/2008
Climate Change and Its Causes: A Discussion about Some Key Issues Scafetta, Nicola 02/26/2009