Past PhD Lunches

Environmental Economics Research Lunch

Students present their research in environmental and natural resource economics. The lunch is open to PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty from Boston area universities.

Taubman 401 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Spring 2014


February 21: Trevor O'Grady, "Consequences of External Intervention in Communal Resource Management: Evidence from Napoleon's Intervention in the Italian Alps."

February 28: Rich Sweeney, "The Impact of Environmental Regulation on US Oil Refineries."

March 7: Cuicui Chen, "How Do Live Plant Firms Respond to Border Inspection Changes? Evidence from the Propagative Material Release Program."

March 14: Sabrina Howell, "Financing Innovation: The Role of Government Grants and Private Equity in Funding Clean Energy Technology Startups."

March 28: Gabe Chan, "Financing wind energy deployment in China through the Clean Development Mechanism: additionality and technology diffusion" (half hour).
Emmanuelle Lavaine, "The Capacity of Hedonic Pricing Analysis to Reflect The Economic Benefits Of Air Quality" (half hour).

April 4: Lilei Xu, "An Examination of Over-Investment: Evidence from Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generators, 2000 - 2005."

April 11: Jonathan Baker, "The impacts of groundwater pumping and other fluidic ideas: some (very) preliminary research results and a few ideas for moving forward."

April 18: CANCELLED

April 25: Maria Acevedo, "The Effect of Rainfall Shocks on Labor Market Outcomes."

May 2: Janhavi Nilekani, "Evaluating Potential Particulate Matter Control Policies in India" (half hour).
Sam Stolper, "Exploring the Impact of Renewable Portfolio Standards in the U.S. Electricity Sector" (half hour).
THIS MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE FACULTY DINING ROOM (L-163)

For more information about the lunch schedule, please contact Sam Stolper or Liz Walker.

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Taubman 401 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Fall 2013


September 13: Welcome lunch and faculty panel on research in environmental economics

September 20: Jisung Park

September 27: Sonia Jaffe

October 4: CANCELLED

October 11: Gabe Chan

October 18: Rohit Chandra

October 25: Jisung Park

November 1: Lilei Xu

November 8: Liz Walker

November 15: Trisha Shrum

November 22: Sabrina Howell

December 6: Rich Sweeney

For more information about the lunch schedule, please contact Sam Stolper or Liz Walker.

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Taubman 401 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Spring 2013


February 22: Nick Ryan

March 15: Rich Sweeney

March 29: Thom Covert, "Learning about hydraulic fracturing in the North Dakota Bakken Shale."

April 5: Sam Stolper, "Connecting Water Pollution to Health: A Study of Indian Rivers."

April 12: This lunch has been CANCELLED. Liz Walker

April 19: Gabe Chan, "Evaluating the Benefits of Licensing Agreements for Technology Diffusion at the U.S. National Labs."

April 26: Lilei Xu   /  Anil Somani (11:30 - 1:00)

May 3: Thom Covert &  Rich Sweeney  /  Sabrina Howell & Lilei Xu, "Consumer Preferences for Automobiles in China and Policies to Promote Alternative Fuels." (11:30 - 1:00)

For more information about the lunch schedule, please contact Rich Sweeney.

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Taubman 401 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Fall 2012


October 12: Jisung Park and Tom Gole, "Planetary Geo-Engineering and Climate Change: A Free-Driver Problem?"

October 19: Anil Somani, "Market policies to control health effects of outdoor air pollution in India."

October 26: Rich Sweeney, "Environmental Regulation and Market Structure."

November 2: Gabe Chan - TBD

November 9: Sabrina Howell - TBD

November 16: Joe Shapiro, "Trade and the environment."

November 23: No meeting - Thanksgiving Break

November 30: Elizabeth Walker - TBD

December 7: Evan Herrnstadt - TBD

For more information about the lunch schedule, please contact Rich Sweeney.

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Taubman 401 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Spring 2012


March 23: Robyn Meeks, "Economics of a Lightbulb: Experimental Evidence on CFLs and End-User Behavior."

March 30: Matt Ranson, "Crime, Weather, and Climate Change."

April 6: Thom Covert, "Learning and Experimentation in the Bakken Shale."

April 13: Rich Sweeney, "Environmental Regulation of US Oil Refineries."

April 20: Evan Herrnstadt - TBD

April 27: Marta Vicarelli - TBD (Research lunch will be held in Littauer 382 this day)

May 4: Gabe Chan, "Innovation at National Labs."

For more information about the lunch schedule, please contact Rich Sweeney.

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Taubman 401 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Fall  2011


September 9: Matt Ranson (job market) - "Discontinuities and Identification in Forward-Looking Hedonic Models"
      
September 16: Kate Sims - “Forest Conservation and Slippage: Evidence from Mexico’s National Payments for Ecosystem Services Program.”
      
September 30: Robyn Meeks (job market) - "The impact of drinking water infrastructure on time allocation and farm production: evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic."
      
October 7: Olga Rostapshova - "Disentangling Drivers of Cooperation: Public Good Experiments and Water in Rural Kenyan Communities"
      
October 14: Liz Walker - TBD
      
October 21: Nick Ryan - "Is There an Energy-Efficiency Gap? Experimental Evidence from India."
      
October 28: Arturo Aguilar (job market) - "El Nino and Mexican children: Medium-term effects of early-life weather shocks on cognitive and health outcomes"
      
November 4: Sam Stolper - "Negative Externalities of Urbanization: Water Pollution and Infant Health in India"
      
November 18: Anil Somani - "Dynamic Economy-Energy-Environment model of India"
      
December 2: Thom Covert - TBD

For more information about the lunch schedule, please contact Rich Sweeney.