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Harvard Workshop on the Economics of the Clean Air Act: In Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Act

January 15, 2021

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act of 1970, the Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) conducted a Workshop on the Economics of the Clean Air Act on January 8, 2021. The 23 participants were primarily economists who have conducted research on aspects of environmental policy directly related to the Act. Three topics were covered: (1) the environmental effectiveness and economic efficiency of the Act over the past 50 years, that is, its cumulative benefits and costs, with focus on specific sections of the...

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In Memoriam: Richard Cooper

January 11, 2021

Richard Cooper, Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and HEEP Faculty Fellow, passed away on the evening of Wednesday, December 23rd at the age of 86. Over the course of his long career, Professor Cooper served as an economist, policy advisor, and academic. Graduating from Oberlin College in 1956 and then from the London School of Economics and Political...

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