Economics, Environment, and Sustainable Development

Agenda

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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    6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Speaker Welcome Dinner
    Speaker Welcome Dinner at Hyatt Hotel for invited speakers only. No formal program, just an opportunity to meet the other speakers.
     Optional 
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
  •  
    7:15 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Session I: Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services

    7:15 AM  Bus departs Hyatt Newport Beach Hotel for Beckman Center
    7:30 AM  Buffet Breakfast
    8:30 AM  Welcome Remarks - Simon Levin, Catherine Kling, and Stephen Polasky

    Session I.  Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services Moderator: Stephen Polasky
    9:00 AM  Alexander Pfaff, Duke University, Sustainable? Environment Policies within Economic
     Development Frameworks
    9:20 AM  Kathleen Segerson, University of Connecticut, Collective vs. Individual Rights and
     Responsibilities: Implications for Environmental Protection and Resource Management
     9:40 AM  Christopher Costello, University of California, Santa Barbara, Economic Insights to Sustain
     Natural Capital from the Sea
    10:00 AM David Keiser, Iowa State University, Does Current Water Quality Regulation Benefit the U.S.?
     How Do We Know?
    10:20 AM Break
    10:40 AM Panel:   Stephen Carpenter, Gretchen Daily, and Eli Fenichel
    11:40 AM Open Discussion

    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch Wed Jan 17
    Buffet lunch in the Beckman Center Dining Room. Kosher, vegetarian meals by prior request.
    1:00 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Session II: Behavioral Economics, Policy and Institutional Design for Environmental Improvement

    Session II. Behavioral Economics, Policy and Institutional Design for Environmental Improvement

    Moderator: Catherine Kling, Iowa State University

    1:30 PM John A. List, University of Chicago, Leveraging Behavioral Economics and Field Experiments
    in Non-market Valuation

    1:50 PM Karine Nyborg, University of Oslo, The Good, the Bad and the Conditional: Sustaining
    Cooperation through Self-Sorting

    2:10 PM Scott Barrett, Columbia University, International Cooperation on the Global Commons

    2:30 PM Avinash Dixit, Princeton University, Environmental Catastrophes and Mitigation Policies in a
    Multi-region World

    2:50 PM Break

    3:10 PM Panel:   Marty Anderies, Arizona State University and Simon Levin, Princeton University                                     

    4:00 PM Open Discussion

    4:45 PM Reflections: Gretchen Daily, Stanford University

    4:45 PM  -  7:45 PM
    Dinner-Poster Session

    5:00 PM Reception and Poster Session – Atrium

    5:45 PM Dinner – Dining Patio

    7:00 PM Distinctive Voices Public Lecture
    Introduction by Simon Levin, Princeton University
    presented by G. David Tilman, University of Minnesota, Agriculture and the Nine Billion Piece Environmental Sustainability Puzzle

    8:00 PM Coffee / dessert Reception – Atrium 
     
    8:45 PM Bus departs Beckman Center for Hyatt Newport Beach Hotel

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018
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    7:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Session III. Economic Development and Sustainability

    7:30 AM Bus departs Hyatt Newport Beach Hotel for Beckman Center

    7:45 AM Buffet Breakfast, Beckman Center Dining Room

    Session III. Economic Development and Sustainability

    Moderator: Gretchen Daily

    8:30 AM Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern University, Evaluating Conservation Policies through
    Randomized Controlled Trials

    8:50 AM Kelsey Jack, Tufts University, Bigger Impacts For Less Money? The Promise (And Pitfalls) Of
    Targeting

    9:10 AM Subhrendu Pattanayak, Duke University, Irreversibility From Early-Life Exposure To Air
    Pollution

    9:30 AM Break

    9:45 AM Panel: Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University and Geoffrey Heal, Columbia Univeristy   
                
    10:45 AM Open Discussion

    11:30 AM Speakers meet with PNAS editor to discuss submission process

    11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Lunch Thu Jan 18
    Buffet lunch in the Beckman Center Dining Room. Kosher, vegetarian meals by prior request.
    12:30 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Session IV: Challenges and Opportunities in Using Reduced Form Econometrics in the Study of Global E

    Session IV. Challenges and Opportunities in Using Reduced Form Econometrics in the Study of Global Environmental Change

    Moderator: Simon Levine, Princeton University

    12:30 PM Solomon Hsiang, University of California, Berkeley, Pricing the Climate

    12:50 PMDan Phaneuf, University of Wisconsin, Health, Pollution, and Reduced Form Econometrics

    1:10 PM Paul Ferraro, Causal inference in spatial-dynamic systems

    1:30 PM Panel:  Laura Grant, Claremont McKenna College and Cathy Kling, Iowa State University                                    
                           
    2:30 PM Break

    2:45 PM Open Discussion

    3:30 PM Workshop summary, reflections on themes,:
    Catherine Kling, Iowa State University
    Simon Levin, Princeton University
    Stephen Polasky, University of Minnesota

    4:30 PM Bus departs Beckman Center for Orange County Airport and Hyatt Newport Beach Hotel

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