The schedule including list of attendees can be downloaded as pdf here. All sessions will be in Room 207, Union Theological Seminary (UTS).

Format of presentations:

  • Short presentations (20 mins, questions included)
  • Long presentations (35 mins, questions included + 5 mins discussant)
  • Speed talks (5 mins)
  • Learning sessions (15 mins)

Friday 13th April

8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast & Registration
9:00­ – 9:15 AM Welcome Remarks by Dean Janow
9:15 – 10:45 AM Long Presentations:

  • A Theoretical Model of Technological Change in Industrial Networks and Implications for a Green Technological Transition“ (Eugenie Dugoua, joint work with Marion Dumas) Discussant: James Rising
  • Losing your Cool: Psychological Mechanisms in the Temperature­-Crime Relationship in Mexico” (Gordon McCord) Discussant: Sandra Aguilar

10:45­ – 11:15 AM Coffee Break
11:15 AM – ­1:15 PM Short Presentations:

  • How do community contribution requirements affect local public good provision? Experimental evidence from safe water sources in Bangladesh” – Anna Tompsett.
  • Pricing Daughters and the Economic Burden of Disease: Evidence from the Meningitis Belt” – Belinda Archibong (joint work with Francis Annan).
  • El Niño Drives Child Starvation in the Global Tropics” – Jesse Anttila-Hughes (joint work with Amir Jina and Gordon McCord).
  • Past Times: Applying a new economining technique to the geography of US interests” – James Rising.
  • Climate Change and Waking Up” – Mark Orrs.

1:15­ – 2:45 PM Lunch and Learning Session:

  • Seriously Secure Data – Nicole Ngo (remote).
  • Go Figure: Making-up Research with Adobe Illustrator – Amir Jina.
  • A Primer In Google Earth Engine – Raimundo Atal.
  • Talking out our posteriors, or how to do Bayesian regression – James Rising .

2:45­ – 4:45 PM Short Presentations:

  • Environmental misreporting: gas flaring in North Dakota” – Ruiwen Lee.
  • Switching cost and price regulation in retail electricity market” – Sherry Wang.
  • Norms Formation: The Gold Rush and Women’s Roles” – Sandra Aguilar-Gomez.
  • Land use and disasters: the impact of conservation policy and wetlands on flood damages” – Charles Taylor.
  • Not a Blank Slate: Impacts of Flooding in an Unequal Space” – Ana Varela.
  • The environmental and socioeconomic consequences of an environmental program in Ecuador” – Anouch Missirian.

4:45­ – 5:00 PM Coffee Break
5:00 – 6:00 PM Whirlwind Introductions & Speed Talks

  • Speed talks by: Matt Harrington, Danny Bressler, Florian Grosset and Xinming Du.

6:00 – 8:00 PM Reception at Social Hall, UTS

Saturday 14th April

9:00­ – 10:30 AM Long Presentations:

  • Environmental Destruction and Economic Outcomes: Evidence from Dust Storms” (Tim Foreman) Discussant: Sol Hsiang
  • Within but Without: Involuntary Displacement and Economic Development” (Alice Zhang) Discussant: Anna Tompsett

10:30 – ­11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM­ – 1:00 PM Short Presentations:

  • Smallholder farmer adaptation to growing water scarcity” – Ram Fishman.
  • The Role of Urbanization in Degradation and Regeneration of Tropical Deciduous Forests in South Asia” – Sandra Baquié.
  • The Local Welfare Impacts of Factory Farms in the U.S” – Anthony D’Agostino (joint work with Eyal Frank).
  • Aquaculture and the Environment” – Raimundo Atal.
  • “The value of transboundary fishing agreements under climate change” -Kimberly Oremus (joint work with the Sustainable Fisheries Group, UCSB)

1:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 – 4:00 PM Long Presentations:

  • Estimating the global agricultural impact of geoengineering using volcanic eruptions as natural experiments” (Sol Hsiang)
    Discussant: Josephine Gantois
  • Jeff Sachs (TBC)

4:00 – 4:30 PM Coffee Break
4:30  – 6:00 PM Long Presentations:

  • The Environmental and Distributional Consequences of Emissions Markets: Evidence from the Clean Air Interstate Rule” (Mehdi Benatiya Andaloussi) Discussant: Amir Jina
  • The relationship between nightlight and socio­economic variables at a high resolution” (Stephanie Lackner) Discussant: Anouch Missirian

With the support of the Earth Institute, the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in the City of New York