Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

Date Presenter School or Institute Title of presentation
8/23/2017 Solomon Hsiang University of California, Berkeley “The Marginal Product of Climate”

(Joint with Tatyana Deryugina)

9/6/2017 Catherine Wolfram University of California, Berkeley “Is Rural Electrification Worth It? Experimental Evidence from Kenya”

(Joint with Ken Lee and Ted Miguel)
9/20/2017 Jing Li Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10/4/2017 Laura Bakkensen The University of Arizona “Estimating Heterogeneous Preferences to Avoid Flood Risk and the Implications for Disaster Exposure”

(Joint with Lala Ma)

10/18/2017 Mar Reguant Northwestern University “Measuring Leakage Risk”

(Joint with Meredith Fowlie)

11/1/2017 Judson Boomhower University of California, San Diego “Moral Hazard, Forest Fires, and Adaptation to Climate Change”
11/15/2017 Tomomichi Amano Columbia University “Ratcheting, Competition, and the Diffusion of Technological Change: The Case of Televisions under an Energy Efficiency Program”
11/29/2017 Robin Burgess London School of Economics “Do Agents Internalize the Environmental Costs They Impose on Others? Evidence from 100,000 Forest Fires in Indonesia”

(Joint with Clare Balboni, LSE and Ben Olken, MIT)

12/6/2017 Ryan Kellogg University of Chicago “Crude by Rail, Option Value, and Pipeline Investment”