The NBER's Program on Environment and Energy Economics met in Cambridge on March 3–4. Research Associates Christopher R. Knittel of MIT and Paulina Oliva of the University of California, Irvine, organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
Sharat Ganapati, Yale University; Joseph S. Shapiro, Yale University and NBER; and Reed Walker, University of California, Berkeley, and NBER, "The Incidence of Carbon Taxes in U.S. Manufacturing: Lessons from Energy Cost Pass-Through" (NBER Working Paper No. 22281)
Joshua A. Lewis, Université de Montréal, and Edson R. Severnini, Carnegie Mellon University, "Short- and Long-Run Impacts of Rural Electrification: Evidence from the Historical Rollout of the U.S. Power Grid"
T. Robert Fetter and Andrew L. Steck, Duke University; Christopher Timmins, Duke University and NBER; and Douglas Wrenn, Pennsylvania State University, "Learning by Viewing? Social Learning, Regulatory Disclosure, and Firm Productivity in Shale Gas"
Frank A. Wolak, Stanford University and NBER, "Assessing the Impact of the Diffusion of Shale Oil and Gas Technology on the Global Coal Market"
Nicholas Ryan, Yale University and NBER, "Is There an Energy-Efficiency Gap? Experimental Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Plants"
James E. Archsmith and David Rapson, University of California, Davis; Kenneth Gillingham, Yale University and NBER; and Christopher R. Knittel, "Household Diversification: The Vehicle Portfolio Effect"
Maximilian Auffhammer, University of California, Berkeley, and NBER, "Climate Adaptive Response Estimation: Short and Long Run Impacts of Climate Change on Residential Electricity and Natural Gas Consumption Using Big Data"
Solomon M. Hsiang, University of California, Berkeley, and NBER, "Estimating Economic Damage from Climate Change in the United States"
Achyuta Adhvaryu, University of Michigan and NBER; Prashant Bharadwaj, University of California, San Diego, and NBER; James E. Fenske, University of Warwick (England); Anant Nyshadham, Boston College; and Richard Stanley, UNICEF, "Dust and Death: Evidence from the West African Harmattan"
Kelsey Jack, Tufts University and NBER; Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern University and NBER; and Sarojini V. Rao, University of Chicago, "Environmental Externalities and Intrahousehold Inefficiencies"
Gustavo Bobonis and Leonardo Tovar, University of Toronto, and Mark Stabile, INSEAD (Fontainebleau), "Bombs and Babies: U.S. Navy Bombing Activity and Infant Health in Vieques, Puerto Rico" (NBER Working Paper No. 22909)
Summaries of these papers are at: