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 26-27. Program Director Don Fullerton of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Research Associate Matthew E. Kahn of the University of California, Los Angeles, organized the meeting. These papers were discussed:

* Ann Ferris, Ronald Shadbegian, and Ann Wolverton, Environmental Protection Agency, and Wayne B. Gray, Clark University and NBER, "Do Renewable Portfolio Standards Affect Manufacturing Activity Through Higher Electricity Prices?"

* Lucas W. Davis, University of California, Berkeley, and NBER, and Gilbert E. Metcalf, Tufts University and NBER, "Does Better Information Lead to Better Choices? Evidence from Energy-Efficiency Labels" (NBER Working Paper No. 20720)

* Garth Heutel, Georgia State University and NBER; Juan Moreno-Cruz, Georgia Institute of Technology; and Soheil Sbayegb, Carnegie Institution of Washington, "Solar Geoengineering, Uncertainty, and the Social Cost of Carbon"

* Stephen P. Holland, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and NBER; Erin T. Mansur, Dartmouth College and NBER; Nicholas Muller, Middlebury College and NBER; and Andrew Yates, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Measuring the Spatial Heterogeneity in Environmental Externalities from Driving: A Comparison of Gasoline and Electric Vehicles"

* Klaus Desmet, Southern Methodist University; David Krisztian Nagy, Princeton University; and Esteban RossiHansberg, Princeton University and NBER, "The Geography of Development: Evaluating Migration Restrictions and Coastal Flooding" (NBER Working Paper No. …

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