Applied Economics Seminars - Past Events

Date Presenter
May 20, 2022 Ed Rubin, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Oregon, "Power Plants, Air Pollution, and Regulatory Rebound"
May 6, 2022 Simanti Banerjee, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "Role of Gender Identity on Conservation Effort and Leasing Contract Choice on Rented Farmland: A Lab Experiment"
March 11, 2022 Katie Black, Assistant Professor of Economics, Kenyon College, "Wildfire Risk, Salience, and Housing Development in the Wildland-Urban Interface"
February 4, 2022 Ivan Rudik, Ruth and William Morgan Assistant Professor in Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, "The Geography of Environmental Regulation: Welfare and Distributional Impacts of the Clean Air Act"
November 5, 2021 Aaron Smith, DeLoach Professor, Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis, "Nutrient Pollution and US Agriculture: Causal Effects and Policy Implications"
October 22, 2021 Bruno Nkuiya, Assistant Professor, Economics, University of Alberta, "Stability of International Fisheries Agreements under Stock Growth Uncertainty"
June 11, 2021 Sathya Gopalakrishnan, Associate Professor, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University, "Seeing is Believing: Non Marginal Impact of Water Quality Change"
May 21, 2021 Corbett Grainger, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Reverse Grandfathering"
April 9, 2021 Daniel Kaffine, Professor, Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder, "The Distributional Benefits of Emission Reductions from Renewable Energy"
February 26, 2021

Valerie Mueller, Associate Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University, "Do Private Consultants Promote Savings and Investments in Rural Mozambique?"

February 5, 2021 Craig McIntosh, Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego, "Search Cost, Intermediation, and Trade:  Experimental Evidence from Ugandan Agricultural Markets"
January 8, 2021 Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, "Vulnerability and Clientelism"
November 20, 2020 Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Associate Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, "The Historical Impact of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Global Agricultural Productivity"
November 6, 2020 Jordan Suter, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University, "Tradeoffs in the Design of Subsidies for Groundwater Conservation"
October 16, 2020 Kelsey Jack, Associate Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, "Harvesting the Rain: The Adoption of Environmental Technologies in the Sahel"
March 6, 2020 Tim Beatty, Professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, "Haste Makes Waste: Evidence on Speed and Quality Tradeoffs in the Workplace"
November 15, 2019 Laura Taylor, Chair of the School of Economics at Georgia Tech, "Utility-Scale Solar Farms and Agricultural Land Values"
October 25, 2019 Katrina Jessoe, Associate Professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, "Water Prices and Adaptation: Micro-level Evidence from Agricultural Land Use"
May 23, 2019 Stephen Polasky, Regents Professor and Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota, "Making Nature Count at Micro to Macro Scales"
May 17, 2019 Paul Jakus, Professor in Applied Economics, Utah State University, "The Antiquities Act, National Monuments, and the Regional Economy"
February 15, 2019 Eli Fenichel, Associate Professor in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, "Complementarity between Natural and Produced Capital"
November 2, 2018 Ed Taylor, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, "Economic Impact of Giving Land to Refugees"
October 12, 2018 Jill McCluskey, Distinguished Professor of Sustainability and Associate Director, School of Economics, Washington State University, "Use of Socioeconomic Data to Predict Prevalence of Listeria in Retail Food Establishments"
May 18, 2018  Chris Costello, Professor of Resource Economics, University of California at Santa Barbara, "Mining and quasi-option value"
April 13, 2018 Richard Horan, Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, "Distorting Emissions Permit Markets to Reduce Welfare Losses from Sub-Optimal Caps"
April 6, 2018 Andrew Foster, Professor of Economics and Health Services Policy and Practice, Brown University, "Are There Too Many Farms in the World? Labor-Market Transaction Costs, Machine Capacities, and Optimal Farm Size"
October 20, 2017 Grant McDermott, Professor of Economics, University of Oregon, "Hydro Power. Market Might"

April 20, 2016

Robert P. King, University of Minnesota, "The Healthfulness of Food Shelf Offerings: A Baseline Assessment for Minnesota and Wisconsin Food Shelves"

April 15, 2016

Dr. Karina Schoengold, University of Nebraska, "Comparing Actual and Predicted Groundwater Trading: The Role Of Transaction Costs and Trading Restrictions"

October 9, 2015

Dr. Catherine L. Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University, “The Cost Of Resilience In Conservation Planning For Water Quality Improvements.”

September 30, 2015

Gulcan Cil (United State Environmental Protection Agency)


October 23, 2014

Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin Topic: “Labor Scarcity, Land Tenure, and Historical Legacy: Evidence from Mexico”

May 30, 2014

Sheila Olmstead, Associate Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin


May 16, 2014

Jay Shimshack, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Tulane University.  

April 11, 2014

Allen Klaiber, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, The Ohio State University. Topic: Linking Demand and Supply in a Housing Market Sorting Model

October 18, 2013 Bruce Babcock, Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University Topic: Estimating RFS Compliance Costs Using E85  
November 15, 2013
Chris Anderson, Associate Professor, Fisheries Economics, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington. Topic: Economic Effects of New England Catch Share Programs  
January 11, 2013
Paul Ferraro, Professor, Department of Economics, Georgia State University
Topic: Can Panel Data Designs and Estimators Substitute for Randomized Controlled Trials in the Evaluation of Environmental Policy
February 8, 2013
Ralph Mastromonaco, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Oregon
Topic:Do Environmental Right-to-Know Laws Affect Markets? Capitalization of Information in the Toxic Release Inventory
March 8, 2013
Hendrik Wolff, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Washington
Topic: Climate Amenities, Climate Change, and American Quality of Life
April 19, 2013
Madhu Khanna, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
Topic: Alternative Transportation Fuel Standards: Economic Effects and Climate Benefits
May 25, 2012

Eric Fisher, Professor, Department of Economics, California Polytechnic State University

May 11, 2012

Brian Copeland, Professor, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia, Frontiers Seminar Series

February 10, 2012

Roger von Haefen, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University.

December 2, 2011

Elena Irwin, Dept. of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University.

May 27, 2011
Kerry Smith, Arizona State University. Frontiers in Applied Economics Series  
May 13, 2011
John Beghin, Iowa State University  
March 4, 2011
Matthew Kotchen, Yale University  
October 15, 2010

Steve Hamilton, California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo. “Emissions Standards and Ambient Environmental Quality Standards in Stochastic Environmental Media”

May 28, 2010

Rolf Färe, Oregon State University. "Directional Distance Functions and Applied Economics A Tribute to R. G. Chambers"

April 16, 2010 Michael Roberts, North Carolina State University. “Identifying Supply and Demand Elasticities of Agricultural Commodities: Implications for the U.S. Ethanol Mandate”  
February 12, 2010 Wesley Wilson, University of Oregon. “Prices, Costs, and Market Power in Railroad Markets”  
January 29, 2010 Nick Brozovic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.“Spatial Targeting of Water Management Policies for the Protection of Instream Flows”  
October 23, 2009

Richard Sexton, University of California at Davis.“Impacts of Minimum Quality Standards Imposed Through Marketing Orders or Related Producer Organizations”

April 17, 2009

Terrance Hurley, University of Minnesota. “Valuing the Roundup Ready Weed Management Program”