Past Seminar

Academic Seminar Series

About the Event

Academic Seminar Series

Resources for the Future hosts an Academic Seminar Series that provides an opportunity for outside scholars to present their latest research at RFF. The series emphasizes the applications of theoretical and emipirical tools in the assessment of environmental, resource, energy, and public health issues. The seminar series runs through the academic year, from September through May, with the exception of January. The seminars are typically held every other Thursday and are open to the public. All seminars will be held from 2-3:30pm, in the 7th Floor Conference Room. Resources for the Future is located at:

1616 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Aldy at, or (202) 328-5091.

As they become available, relevant papers and additional materials will be posted here (please click on paper titles).

Academic Seminars for Spring 2008




Is There a Role for Geologic and Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration in Greenhouse Gas Mitigation?

-John Antle, University of Montana


*This seminar has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for Fall 2008.

Decentralization and Water Pollution Spillovers: Evidence from the Re-drawing of County Boundaries in Brazil

-Mushfiq Mobarak,Yale University

3/13/08 The Effect of Power Plants on Local Housing Markets*

-Lucas Davis, University of Michigan

*Note : This seminar will run from 12:30 - 2 pm.

Does Daylight Saving Time Save Energy? Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Indiana

-Matthew Kotchen,University of California- Santa Barbara


To be Determined

-Robert Pindyck, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Cost Effective Conservation of Pacific Salmon

-David Simpson, Johns Hopkins University

*NOTE: This is a special Tuesday Seminar.


How Should Electricity be Priced? A Structural Model of Real- Time Pricing

-Hunt Alcott, Harvard University