Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Environmental and Energy Economics

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Environmental and Energy Economics

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The NBER's Program on Environmental and Energy Economics met in Cambridge on March 28 and 29, 2013. NBER Research Associates Lawrence Goulder of Stanford University and Wolfram Schlenker of the University of California, Berkeley, organized the meeting. These papers were discussed:

* Maureen Cropper, University of Maryland and NBER; Kabir Malik, University of Maryland; Alexander Limonov, Resources for the Future; and Anoop Singh, Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur), "The Impact of Electricity Sector Restructuring on Coal-fired Power Plants in India"

* Martin Weitzman, Harvard University and NBER, "A Primer on Discounting Climate Risks"

* Joshua Graff Zivin, University of California, San Diego and NBER; Matthew Kotchen, Yale University and NBER; and Erin Mansur, Dartmouth College and NBER, "Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity of Marginal Emissions: Implications for Electric Cars and Other Electricity-Shifting Policies" (NBER Working Paper No. 18462)

* Timothy Beatty, University of Minnesota, and Jay Shimshack, Tulane University, "Air Pollution and Children's Respiratory Health: A Cohort Analysis"

* Cloe Garnache, University of California, Davis, "Fish, Floods and Farmers: The Joint Production of Ecosystem Services on a Working Landscape"

* Christopher Knittel and Robert Pindyck, MIT and NBER, "The Simple Economics of Commodity Price Speculation"

* Mark Jacobsen, University of California, San Diego and NBER, and Arthur van Benthem, University of Pennsylvania, "Vehicle Scrappage and Gasoline Policy"

* Eva Arceo-Gomez, CIDE; Rema Hanna, Harvard University and NBER; and Paulina Oliva, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER, "Does the Effect of Pollution on Infant Mortality Differ Between Developing and Developed Countries? …

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