Environmental and Resource Economics Seminars

Environmental and Resource Economics Seminars are held on Mondays from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 230 Ruttan Hall.  

Fall Semester 2016

  • October 10, Bixuan Sun, PhD student, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota "Market Power and the Transition to Clean Energy"
  • November 7, Beverly Wang, PhD candidate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
  • November 14, Kyle Meng, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • November 21, Valery Forbes, Dean, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
  • December 12, Stephie Fried, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Carleton College

Spring Semester 2016

  • February 1, David Keiser, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University "Consequences of the Clean Water Act and the Demand for Water Quality"
  • February 8, Nicholas Muller, Associate Professor of Economics, Middlebury College and NBER "The Derivation of Discount Rates with an Augmented Measure of Income"
  • February 15, Steve Polasky and Peter Hawthorne, Department of Applied Economics and the Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota — "Hopeful Prospects: How to Achieve Conservation and Development in 2050"
  • February 29, Itziar Lazkano, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee "From Fossil Fuels to Renewables: The Role of Electricity Storage"
  • March 7, Steve Polasky, Regents Professor, Department of Applied Economics,University of Minnesota "Implementing the Optimal Provision of Ecosystem Services under Climate Change"
  • March 14, Spring Break, No Seminar
  • April 11, Beverly Wang, PhD Candidate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota "Reliable Reduction of Agricultural Runoff: Tradeoffs Involving Variation of Water Quality"
  • April 18, Ram Fishman, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, George Washington University "When Water Runs Out: Scarcity, Adaptation and Migration in Gujarat"
  • April 25, Friedrich Schneider, Professor of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria — "The Acceptance of Environmental Taxes: An Empirical Public Choice Investigation"  (co-authors Andrea Kollmann, Johannes Reichl) (Draft)     Paper
  • May 2, Steve Miller, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota "Fish, Meet Trees: Estimating Heterogeneous Effects of Transferable Quota Management in Fisheries Using Machine Learning"

Fall Semester 2015

  • October 5, Sahan Dissanayake, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Preferences for and Opportunity Costs of REDD+ Contracts: Evidence from Choice Experiments in Ethiopia and Nepal"
  • October 19, Gabe Chan, Assistant Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota — "The Additionality of Offsets in the Chinese Wind Sector"
  • November 2, Helio Mattar, President and CEO, Akatu Institute for Conscious Consumption, San Paulo, Brazil "The Role of Consumers in the Sustainability Equation" Change in Location: R380 Learning & Environmental Sciences Building, Institute on the Environment Seminar Room (St. Paul campus)
  • November 9, Ian Luby, PhD Candidate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "U.S. Urban Water Prices: Cheaper When Drier"
  • November 16, Tracy Boyer, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University "Ecological and Economic Tradeoffs in Wind Power Location" (co-author Christopher Baker)
  • November 23, Justin Johnson, Institute on the Environment and Ford Runge, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota  "Global Food Demand and Carbon-Preserving Cropland Expansion under Varying Levels of Intensification" (co-authors Ben Senauer and Steve Polasky)
  • November 30, Mark Kanazawa, Professor, Department of Economics, Carleton College  "Climate Change Impacts on Minnesota's North Shore: An Analysis of State Park Visitation Data"  Paper
  • December 7, Corbett Grainger, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin at Madison "Property Rights, Regulatory Capture, and Exploitation of Natural Resources"
  • December 14, Hamid Mohtadi, Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Natural Resources, Taxation and Transparency: Shedding New Light on an Old Question" (co-authors Michael L. Ross and Stefan Ruediger)