Energy Policy Symposium Market Responses and the Effectiveness of Energy Policies
The second annual joint Energy Policy Symposium with the University of Chicago on “Market Responses and the Effectiveness of Energy Policies"
On June 21 and 22, 2011, Resources for the Future hosted the second annual joint Energy Policy Symposium with the University of Chicago on “Market Responses and the Effectiveness of Energy Policies.”
This year’s event brought together an esteemed group of senior policymakers, leading researchers and academics, and representatives from numerous federal government agencies as well as international and U.S. nonprofit organizations. The conference series is designed to convene leading energy economics researchers and policymakers and promote open dialogue on pertinent energy policy issues.
The conference covered a breadth of subjects from offshore oil drilling to the impact of gasoline price changes on automobile purchases to electricity generation efficiency. Nine research presentations focused on the following topics:
- consumer responses to energy information and prices,
- the impact of policies and incentives on energy supply, and
- the consequences of market-based approaches to energy and emissions regulation.
The symposium culminated in a panel discussion by senior government policymakers, which offered unique insights into their “wish list” for the future of environmental and energy economics research. Conference presentations and papers are available below.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Opening Remarks: Mark Cohen, Resources for the Future and Robert Topel, University of Chicago
Consumer Responses To Energy Information & Prices
How Many Economists does it take to Change a Light Bulb? A Natural Field Experiment on Technology Adoption
David H. Herberich, John A. List, and Michael K. Price, University of Chicago
Discussant: Matt Kotchen, Yale University
Gasoline Prices: Permanent versus Transitory Changes
Shanjun Li, Joshua Linn, Resources for the Future; and Erich Muehlegger, Harvard University (Download Presentation) (Download Paper)
Discussant: Chad Syverson, University of Chicago (Download Presentation)
Rational Inattention and Energy Efficiency
Lunch: John German, International Council on Clean Transportation (Download Presentation)
Impact of Policies and Incentives on Energy Supply
Taxation and the Extraction of Exhaustible Resources: Evidence from California Oil Production
“Drill Safely Drill” – The Role of Compliance Inspections on Oil & Gas Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico
Cost-Effectiveness of Electricity Energy Efficiency Programs
Toshi H. Arimura, Sophia University; Shanjun Li, Resources for the Future; Richard G. Newell, Duke University; and Karen Palmer, Resources for the Future
(Download Presentation) (Download Paper)
Discussant: Ann Wolverton, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Download Presentation)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Estimating the Impact of Restructuring on Electricity Generation Efficiency: The Case of the Indian Thermal Power Sector
Maureen L. Cropper, Resources for the Future and University of Maryland; Alex Limonov, Resources for the Future; Kabir Malik, University of Maryland; and Anoop Singh, Indian Institute of Technology (Download Presentation) (Download Paper)
Discussant: John Besant-Jones, The World Bank (Download Presentation)
Consequences of Market-Based Approaches to Energy and Emissions Regulation
Defending Against Environmental Insults: Drugs, Emergencies, Deaths and the NOx Emissions Market
Oliver Deschenes, University of California–Santa Barbara; Michael Greenstone and Joseph Shapiro, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Download Presentation)
Discussant: Robert Topel, University of Chicago (Download Presentation)
Trading Ratios and Clean Energy Standards
Lunch: Government Policy Panel – What Energy Economics Research would be of Most Value to Policy Makers?
Nathaniel Keohane, The White House
Howard Gruenspecht , U.S. Energy Information Administration
Bryan Mignone, U.S. Department of Energy (Download Presentation)
Roberton C. Williams III
Rob Williams is a senior fellow at RFF. He studies both environmental policy and tax policy, with a particular focus on interactions between the two.
Lucija Anna Muehlenbachs
Lucija Muehlenbachs is a University Fellow at RFF. She researches economic and environmental implications from fossil fuel production and consumption.
Maureen L. Cropper
Maureen Cropper is a a senior fellow at RFF, professor of economics at the University of Maryland, a member of the Board of Directors at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Working Paper — Nov 20, 2023
Daily Temperature and Sales of Energy-using Durables
This working paper from the European Institute on Economics and the Environment examines whether temperature and other weather variables affect sales of dryers and air conditioning units.
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E&E News: “White House Overhaul Paves Way for Stricter Regulations”
RFF President and CEO Richard G. Newell comments on the White House's revised method for agencies to weigh regulatory costs and benefits.
Media Highlight — Nov 10, 2023
Energy Evolution: “Fighting Climate Change with Carbon Offsets and Fossil Fuel Retirement Credits”
RFF Fellow Brian Prest is a guest on an S&P Global podcast episode about how carbon offset markets and oil and gas retirement credits and help serve decarbonization efforts.