2019

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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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Robert Stavins Named Among the Most Influential People in Climate Policy

March 22, 2019

Professor Stavins Named Among the Most Influential People in Climate Policy

By Doug Gavel

Having spent several decades on the front lines of environmental economics, Professor Robert Stavins is well acquainted with both the scientific and political challenges posed by climate change. Yet his lifetime body of research has provided policymakers and fellow scholars with data, analysis, and ideas needed to develop pragmatic solutions to this massive global problem. For his efforts, Stavins, the A.J. Meyer...

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Accepting Submissions for HEEP Student Paper Prize for Academic Year 2018-2019

Accepting Submissions for HEEP Student Paper Prize for Academic Year 2018-2019

March 19, 2019
The Harvard Environmental Economics Program is accepting submissions for three student paper prizes: The Enel Endowment for Best Undergraduate Paper or Senior Thesis ($1,000), the Mossavar-Rahmani Center Prize for Best Masters Student Paper ($1,500), and the Ana Aguado Prize for the Best Paper by a Doctoral Student ($2,000). 
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Robert Stavins publishes new edition of selected readings

February 27, 2019

Edward Elgar Publishing released – in February 2019 – Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings, Seventh Edition, edited by Robert Stavins, HEEP Director. Since the first edition was published in 1972, Economics of the Environment has been a very important resource for scholars, students, policy makers, and others concerned with environmental challenges. The seventh edition includes 34 papers written by prominent environmental economists on a range of key economic concepts and environmental issues. More than half of the papers are new...

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