Press Release

Press Advisory: Jason Furman, Chair, WH Council on Economic at RFF Wed.

New Report, Panel Discussion: The Economics of Coal Leasing on Federal Lands: Ensuring a Fair Return to Taxpayers
Jun 20, 2016


At an RFF seminar, Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), will unveil a new CEA report that examines the economic principles underlying the federal coal leasing program, discusses the case for reform and provides quantitative estimates of the effects of such changes.

Furman's remarks will be followed by an expert panel discussion on reforming the federal coal leasing program.


Wed., Jun 22, 2016 8:45 AM to 10:00 AM EDT

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Resources for the Future, 1616 P St. NW, Washington, DC, 20036

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Speakers for expert panel discussion:

  • Jason Furman, Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers
  • Kenneth Gillingham, Senior Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisers
  • Michael Greenstone, Milton Friedman Professor in Economics and the College; and Director of the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago, University of Chicago
  • Alan J. Krupnick, Senior Fellow and Co-Director, RFF Center for Energy and Climate Economics
  • Adele Morris, Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Climate and Energy Economics Project, Brookings Institution
  • James Stock, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and faculty member, Harvard Kennedy School

Please note:

Light breakfast available at 8:30 a.m. EDT

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