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Economics in the Age of Environmental Policy, with Robert Stavins

July 10, 2019
Host Daniel Raimi talks with Robert Stavins, the A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy and Economic Development at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Daniel and Rob discuss the role that economics has played in shaping environmental policy, both in the past and today. As major proposals like the Green New Deal seem to be turning away from market-based... Read more about Economics in the Age of Environmental Policy, with Robert Stavins
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Faculty, Scholars, and Alumni Share Research and Ideas at 2019 Northeast Workshop

June 20, 2019

Seventy leading faculty, doctoral students, and post-doctoral researchers from 22 institutions across the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions shared their research and insights last week at the Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics. The workshop was held at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) on June 13-14.... Read more about Faculty, Scholars, and Alumni Share Research and Ideas at 2019 Northeast Workshop

Robert Stavins and Colleagues Release HEEP Discussion Paper on Climate-Change Policy

May 24, 2019

The paper, by Robert Stavins, Todd Schatzki, and Rebecca Scott, is titled “Transitioning to Long-Run Effective and Efficient Climate Policies.” The paper argues that – because climate-change itself is a long-term problem – policies are needed to reduce emissions, incentivize innovation, and address other market failures over time.

Harvard Environmental Economics Program Awards Student Prizes for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year

May 14, 2019

CAMBRIDGE, MA – The Harvard Environmental Economics Program has, for the tenth consecutive year, awarded three prizes to Harvard University students for the best research papers addressing a topic in environmental, energy, or natural-resource economics – one prize each for an undergraduate paper or senior thesis, master’s student paper, and doctoral student paper. Each prize was accompanied by a monetary award. The Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) is a...

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Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics

May 13, 2019

The Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics will be held at Harvard University on June 13-14. You can find more information on the workshop website found here.

This workshop is supported by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.

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Jeffrey Holmstead visits Kennedy School, hosted by HEEP

April 23, 2019

Jeffrey Holmstead, former Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Air and Radiation (OAR), visited Harvard Kennedy School on April 8, 2019 – hosted by the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and its Director, Robert Stavins. Mr. Holmstead headed OAR during the George W. Bush Administration, from 2001 to 2005. During his tenure, he was the architect of several of the agency’s most important initiatives, including the Clean Air Interstate Rule, the Clean Air Diesel Rule, the Mercury Rule for power plants and the reform...

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Featured Faculty Fellow: Dale W. Jorgenson

April 10, 2019

Dale W. Jorgenson is the Samuel W. Morris University Professor at Harvard University. He was awarded the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal by the American Economic Association in 1971 and served as President of the Association in 2000. Jorgenson has conducted groundbreaking research on energy and the environment, tax policy and investment behavior, and a number of other topics in...

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Former HEEP Visiting Scholar and Pre-Doctoral Fellow Leads Study on New England Land Conservation and its Impact on Local Economies

April 2, 2019

Kate Sims, former Visiting Scholar and Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, is co-lead of a new study describing how land conservation in New England impacts local economies by increasing employment rates. Kate is currently Chair of the Economics Department at Amherst College....

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