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Seminars and Workshops in Environmental Economics

EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE) regularly hosts seminars on timely topics in environmental economics. Below is a list of upcoming and recent seminars. Click on each entry to learn more about the featured presenters and their presentation topics.

Environmental Economics Seminars

NCEE provides this forum for presentations on timely topics in environmental economics. Researchers from EPA, other federal agencies, and academia present current work, followed by a collegial discussion of this research. Topics are chosen based on relevance to current EPA issues and, more broadly, to issues of concern to the environmental economics research community. These topics include exploration of innovations in economic research methods as well as how research results can be used to improve environmental policy making.

While subject to change, we try to hold these seminars monthly at EPA headquarters. If you would like to be added to the distribution list for information about these seminars, please contact Carl Pasurka (

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 (

Upcoming and Recent Seminars

Seminar Title Presenter(s) Date
The Value of Water Quality: Estimating Amenity and Recreational Benefits Yusuke Kuwayama 12/11/2019
The Effect of Incomplete Enforcement Information on Ambient Pollution Levels: Evidence from the Clean Water Act Tihitina Andarge 11/19/2019
The Welfare Costs of Misaligned Incentives: Energy Inefficiency and the Principal-Agent Problem Joshua Blonz 10/23/2019
On the Implications of Pollution for the Measurement of Output, Volatility, and the Natural Interest Rate Nicholas Muller 9/19/2019
The social cost of leaded gasoline: Evidence from regulatory exemptions Alex Hollingsworth 6/27/2019
Weather, Emissions, and Outdoor Air Pollution James Jones 5/22/2019
Toxic Truth: Lead and Fertility Karen Clay and Edson Severnini 4/25/2019
Pass-Through and Welfare Effects of Regulations That Affect Product Attributes Joshua Linn 3/6/2019
Network Externality and Subsidy Structure in Two-Sided Markets: Evidence from Electric Vehicle Incentives Katalin Springel 12/4/2018
Short- and Long-Run Impacts of Environmental Regulations on Firm Productivity: Evidence from the U.S. Electricity Sector, 1938-1999 Akshaya Jha 10/16/2018
Using Satellite Data to Fill the Gaps in the US Air Pollution Monitoring Network Daniel M. Sullivan (RFF) 9/25/2018
Is Disaster Insurance a Normal Good? Evidence from the National Flood Insurance Program Andrew Royal and Carolyn Kousky 4/26/2018
Do Discrete Choice Approaches to Valuing Urban Amenities Yield Different Results than Hedonic Models? Paramita Sinha 4/12/2018
Air Quality, Human Capital Formation and the Long-term Effects of Environmental Inequality at Birth John Voorheis 12/07/2017
Machine Learning for Causal Inference: An Application to Air Quality Impacts on House Prices Jennifer Ho 11/16/2017
Two Birds, One Stone? Local Pollution Regulation and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Claire Brunel 10/17/2017
Do Energy Savings Grow on (Shade) Trees? Joe Maher 09/20/2017
The Impacts of Climate Change on US Agriculture: Accounting for the Option Value of Farmland in the Ricardian Approach Ariel Ortiz-Bobea 06/08/2017
How Much Do New Vehicle Consumers Value Fuel Economy and Performance? New Estimates and Implications for the Energy Efficiency Gap Benjamin Leard; Joshua Linn and Christy Zhou 04/27/2017
Welfare Analysis: Bridging the Partial and General Equilibrium Divide for Policy Analysis Adam Rose and Scott Farrow 03/08/2017

A full list of all previous seminars dating back to 2007 is available here: Past Environmental Economics Seminars

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Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop Series

NCEE last hosted an Environmental Policy and Economics Workshop in 2012. Previously, some workshops were co-sponsored by EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research (NCER).

A full list of past workshops dating back to 1998 is available here: Past Environmental Policy and Economics Workshops.