Triangle Resources and Environmental Economics Seminar Series (TREE)

CEnREP partners with RTI International and Duke University to present the TREE Seminar Series.  All seminars take place on Thursday from 3:15 – 4:45 pm in Building 09/Conference Room 137 at RTI International’s Campus, unless otherwise noted below.  As papers become available, they are posted in the calendar schedule below.

Spring 2020 Schedule:

Past Seminars

Fall 2019 Schedule:

Spring 2019 Schedule:

  • January 24, Vic Adamowicz, University of Alberta, “Contracting for Ecological Infrastructure in the Panama Canal Watershed: Ex Ante Assessment of Benefits, Costs, and Capital Market Failures”
  • February 7, Nick Muller, Carnegie Mellon University, “Long-Run Environmental Accounting in the U.S. Economy”
  • March 7, Andrew Plantinga, University of California-Santa Barbara, “Can Property Rights Alleviate the Problem of the Commons? Evidence from California Groundwater Permits”
  • April 4, Peter Christensen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, “Housing Discrimination and the Pollution Exposure Gap in the United States”
  • April 11, Namrata Kala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “The Green Revolution and Infant Mortality in India”
  • April 18, Tom Rutherford, University of Wisconsin, “Carbon leakage under prospective state-level climate actions: Simulations from the Wisconsin National Data Consortium”
  • May 2, Sheila Olmstead, University of Texas-Austin, “The Value of Water Quality: Separating Amenity and Recreational Benefits”

Fall 2018 Schedule:

  • September 6, Molly Lipscomb, University of Virginia, “Pricing People into the Market:Targeting through Mechanism Design”
  • October 11, Erin Mansur, Dartmouth College, “The Remarkable Decline in Air Pollution from the US Electricity Sector over 2010-2017”
  • November 1, Eric Edwards, NC State University, “Bureaucracy, Delay and Pollution: A Natural Experiment in Oil and Gas Production”, Location: Cox Multipurpose Room, RTI
  • November 15, Bentley Coffey, University of South Carolina, “The Costs of Mitigating Climate Change when Growth is the Result of Endogenous Technological Change”
  • December 6, David Keiser, Iowa State University

Spring 2018 Schedule:

Fall 2017 Schedule:

Spring 2017 Schedule:

Fall 2016 Schedule:

Spring 2016 Schedule:

  • February 4, 2016, Sol Hsiang, University of California, Berkeley
  • February 29, 2016, David Popp, Syracuse University, “Environmental Regulation and Green Skills: An Empirical Exploration
  • March 31, 2016, Tatyana Deryugina, University of Illinois, “The Effect of Pollution on Health Care Utilization: Evidence from Changes in Wind Direction”
  • April 7, 2016, Kailin Kroetz, Resources for the Future, “Dynamic Efficiency Costs of Non-efficiency Objectives in Tradable Permit Programs”
  • April 21, 2016, Mary Evans, Claremont-McKenna University, “Enforcement Spillovers: Lessons from Strategic Interactions in Regulation and Product Markets”

Fall 2015 Schedule:

  • September 3, 2015, Joe Aldy, Harvard University, “Capital versus Output Subsidies: Implications of Alternative Incentives for Wind Investment”
  • September 24, 2015, Toan Phan, UNC-Chapel Hill, “Temperatures and Growth: A Panel Analysis of the U.S.”
  • October 8, 2015, Ted Miguel, University of California, Berkeley, “Experimental Evidence on the Costs of and Demand for Electricity in Kenya”
  • October 29, 2015, Lutz Kilian, University of Michigan “Understanding the Decline in the Price of Oil since June 2014”
  • November 5, 2015, Grant Miller, Stanford University
  • November 12, 2015, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, Resources for the Future
  • November 19, 2015, Lucas Davis, University of California, Berkeley, “The Effect of Saturday Driving Restrictions on Air Quality in Mexico City”