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Winners of the 2020 HEEP Paper Prizes

2020 HEEP Student Paper Prize Winners

May 27, 2020

CAMBRIDGE, MA – The Harvard Environmental Economics Program has, for the eleventh 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...

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"The Heterogeneous Value of Solar and Wind Energy: Empirical Evidence from the United States and Europe"

May 14, 2020
The Harvard Environmental Economics Program co-hosted, along with our colleagues at Yale University and the University of California at Berkeley, a presentation based on a paper by Kenneth Gillingham and Marten Ovaere. The paper, "The Heterogeneous Value of Solar and Wind Energy: Empirical Evidence from the United States and Europe” was presented by Gillingham over video... Read more about "The Heterogeneous Value of Solar and Wind Energy: Empirical Evidence from the United States and Europe"
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Adverse Selection as a Policy Instrument: Unraveling Climate Change

April 30, 2020

The Harvard Environmental Economics Program co-hosted, along with our colleagues at Yale University and the University of California at Berkeley, a presentation based on a paper by Steve Cicala (University of Chicago), David Hemous (University of Zurich), and Morten Olsen (University of Copenhagen). The paper, “Adverse Selection as a Policy Instrument:...

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HEEP Faculty Fellow Melissa Dell Awarded Clark Medal

HEEP Faculty Fellow Melissa Dell Awarded Clark Medal

April 28, 2020

Melissa Dell has been awarded the John Bates Clark Medal by the American Economic Association (AEA). The Clark Medal is among the most prestigious awards in the field of economics. It is presented annually, in April, to “that American economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.” The AEA first awarded the Clark Medal in 1947 – to Paul Samuelson – and a number of previous...

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Billy Pizer

“Using Carbon Taxes to Meet an Emissions Target”; Billy Pizer and Bobby Harris, Sanford School and Nicholas Institute, Duke University

April 27, 2020

The Harvard Environmental Economics Program co-hosted, along with our colleagues at Yale University and the University of California at Berkeley, a presentation based on a paper by Billy Pizer and Bobby Harris of the Sanford School and Nicholas Institute at Duke University. The paper, “Using Carbon Taxes to Meet an Emissions Target” was presented by Pizer and Harris over video conference on Wednesday, April 22. Pizer is a former...

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"Optimal Unilateral Carbon Policy" by David Weisbach, Samuel Kortum, and Michael Wang, paper presentation co-hosted by Harvard Environmental Economics Program

April 20, 2020

The Harvard Environmental Economics Program co-hosted, along with our colleagues at Yale University and the University of California at Berkeley, a presentation based on a paper by David Weisbach (University of Chicago), Samuel Kortum (Yale University), and Michael Wang (Northwestern University). The paper, “Optimal Unilateral Carbon Policy” was presented by Samuel Kortum over video conference on Wednesday, April 15. A captioned recording of the talk is available, as well as a copy of the slides that Professor Kortum used.