Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Environment and Energy Economics

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Environment and Energy Economics

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The NBER's Program on Environment and Energy Economics met in Cambridge on March 3-4. Research Associates Christopher R. Knittel of MIT and Paulina Oliva of the University of California, Irvine, organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:

* Sharat Ganapati, Yale University; Joseph S. Shapiro, Yale University and NBER; and Reed Walker, University of California, Berkeley, and NBER, "The Incidence of Carbon Taxes in U.S. Manufacturing: Lessons from Energy Cost Pass-Through" (NBER Working Paper No. 22281)

* Joshua A. Lewis, Universite de Montreal, and Edson R. Severnini, Carnegie Mellon University, "Short- and Long-Run Impacts of Rural Electrification: Evidence from the Historical Rollout of the U.S. Power Grid"

* T. Robert Fetter and Andrew L. Steck, Duke University; Christopher Timmins, Duke University and NBER; and Douglas Wrenn, Pennsylvania State University, "Learning by Viewing? Social Learning, Regulatory Disclosure, and Firm Productivity in Shale Gas"

* Frank A. Wolak, Stanford University and NBER, "Assessing the Impact of the Diffusion of Shale Oil and Gas Technology on the Global Coal Market"

* Nicholas Ryan, Yale University and NBER, "Is There an Energy-Efficiency Gap? Experimental Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Plants"

* James E. Archsmith and David Rapson, University of California, Davis; Kenneth Gillingham, Yale University and NBER; and Christopher R. …

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