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 unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2019 - there will be no seminars

Spring 2019

  • January 28, David Redish, Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota "The new field of neuroeconomics: What neuroscience means for economics and how using an economic toolbox can help make breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychiatry"
  • February 4
  • February 11
  • February 18, James Stock, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics, Harvard University "The Price of Biodiesel Rins and Economic Fundamentals" (co-authors Scott Irwin and Kristen McCormack)
  • February 25
  • March 4, Catie Hausman, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan "Equity and the Environment:  The Role of Imperfect Information"
  • March 11, Steve Polasky, Regents Professor and Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota and Justin Johnson, Senior Scientist and Economist, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota "Connecting economic models to ecosystem service models: new approaches in multi-scale integrated assessment modeling"
  • March 18 SPRING BREAK
  • March 25
  • April 1
  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 22, Tamma Carleton, Postdoctoral Scholar, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago "Valuing the Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change Accounting for Adaptation Costs and Benefits"
  • April 29
  • May 6

Fall 2018

  • September 10, Steve Polasky, Regents Professor and Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota  "Gross Ecosystem Product for Sustainable Development"
  • September 24, Nat Springer, Economist, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota  "India Has Profitable Alternatives to Crop Burning That Can Help Farmers and Reduce Air Pollution"
  • October 15, Steve Miller, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota "Effects of Heat Waves on Economic Growth" (co-authors Kenn Chua, Jay Coggins, Hamid Mohtadi)
  • NOTE CHANGE: Tuesday, October 30, Severin Borenstein, Faculty Director, Energy Institute at Haas, University of California-Berkeley "Do Two Electricity Pricing Wrongs Make a Right?  Cost Recovery, Externalities, and Efficiency" (co-author James Bushnell)
  • November 5, Jeffrey Bloem, PhD Program, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota  "Good Intentions Gone Bad? The Dodd Frank Act and Conflict in Africa's Great Lakes Region"
  • November 12, Adway De, Graduate Instructor, CLA Economics, University of Minnesota "Estimating Social Cost of Carbon"
  • November 19, Jose Casco Guerra and Julieth Santamaria, PhD Program, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota - "Pollution and Education: The Effect of Power Plant Closures on Student's Test Scores"
  • November 26, David Keiser, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University "Economic Effects of Environmental Crises: Evidence from Flint, Michigan"
  • December 3, Gabriel Chan, Assistant Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota and Andrew Fang, PhD Candidate, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota — "Co-Benefits of Cap-and-Trade: How are local air pollution and health benefits distributed in California?"

Spring 2018

  • February 22, Paul Ferraro, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Water and Environmental Economics, Johns Hopkins University "The Longer-term Impacts of Efficient Technology as a Solution to Environmental Externalities:  Behavioral Economists versus Engineers and Environmental Scientists"  Noon-1:30 pm Note: Day and room changes. Thursday in Room 119 Ruttan Hall
  • February 26, Bixuan Sun, Phd Program, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota "Heterogeneous Impacts of Residential Solar Rebate Programs in the U.S."
  • March 5, C. Ford Runge, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Applied Economics and Law, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota "Collective Action and the Climate Commons:  Global Agricultural Land Use and Geoengineering"
  • April 2, Chris McIntosh, Department Head, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, University of Minnesota, Duluth "Minnesota – Where Is Your State Sovereign Wealth Fund?"
  • April 23, Steve Miller, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Harvest Responses to Environmental Forecasts"
  • April 30, Haseeb Ali, PhD Program, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota "Changes in the Perceptions of Risk in the Japanese Housing Market following the Great Tohuku Earthquake & Tsunami"
  • May 7, Bonnie Keeler, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota "Valuing the Invaluable: Progress and Potential Pitfalls in Articulating the Value of Water"