2023 Transportation Economics, Engineering, and Policy Workshop

An RFF workshop highlighting new research to address pressing policy questions related to electric vehicles, traffic congestion, and e-mobility.


Jan. 20, 2023


8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. ET

Event Series



This month marks the release of the US Transportation Decarbonization Blueprint, a joint effort across multiple federal agencies to chart a path toward a low-carbon transportation sector that can help achieve economic, health, safety, environmental, and equitable access objectives. Over the coming years, policymakers at all levels will make key decisions that affect innovation and adoption of new transportation technologies—and both policymakers and other experts have signaled a need for research that integrates engineering, economics, and policy perspectives to inform these decisions.

This one-day event will highlight interdisciplinary research on the impacts of emerging transportation technologies on economics, environment, equity, health, safety, and social welfare. The event will feature discussions with policy experts on the future of US transportation policies.

This event is organized by the University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University and RFF, with generous funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


8:30 a.m. Eastern Time | Check-in and Light Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Eastern Time | Opening Remarks

  • Kate Whitefoot, Carnegie Mellon University

9:10 a.m.–10:40 a.m. Eastern Time | Fellow Research Presentation Session 1

The Potential Effect of Process-Based Learning on EV Battery Manufacturing Costs

  • Presenter: Sarah Case, Carnegie Mellon
  • Discussant: Gloria Helfand, Environmental Economist

Welfare Effects of Regulation in Shared Micromobility Markets

  • Presenter: Ferda Erturk, University of Maryland
  • Discussant: Joshua Linn, University of Maryland

10:40 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Eastern Time | Break

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Eastern Time | Fellow Research Presentation Session 2

Network Effect of Road Construction on Traffic Speed: Evidence from Manhattan Island

  • Presenter: Yikuan Ji, University of Maryland
  • Discussant: Bingxin Yu, US Department of Labor

Assessing Air Pollution Exposure from Transportation and Electric Generation Under US Climate Policy

  • Presenter: Katie Jordan, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Discussant: John Voorheis, US Census Bureau

12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Eastern Time | Lunch

1:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Eastern Time

Panel Discussion: Transportation Research Opportunities to Inform Upcoming Policy Challenges

Moderator: Kate Whitefoot, Carnegie Mellon University


  • William Chernicoff, Toyota
  • Gina Coplon-Newfield, Department of Energy
  • Deron Lovaas, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Ann Wolverton, US EPA

2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Closing Remarks

  • Joshua Linn, University of Maryland

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Eastern Time | Afternoon Social

coffee and treats

Join Us in Person

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time and light refreshments will be provided. Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the venue. Please note that seating is limited; if you would like to attend in person, please register.

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