Please join ARE and the EEP Major community in congratulating EEP graduating senior Yeeun Moon and their mentor, ARE PhD Candidate James Sayre. Yeeun Moon won the 2021 Spring Melis Medal in the Honors Symposium of the Rausser College of Natural Resources!
ARE is very pleased to announce it's graduating class of 2021. In an academic year of pandemic challenge, the department is honored to be represented by this outstanding group of scholars who skillfully navigated a formidable job market. ARE wishes them the best as they each move onto the next stage of their careers. To read more about these doctoral recipients please go here.
Congratulations to graduating Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP) seniors Jerry Zhu, winner of the 2021 Department Citation Award and also co- winner of the Rausser College of Natural Resources Babcock Award in 2021, and Hila Etkin, winner of the 2021 EEP Major Citation award.
Ellen Bruno and co-author, Assistant Professor Heidi Schweizer, North Carolina State University, address California water futures trading in the newsletter The Conversation, a self-described publication of 'academic rigor, journalistic flair.'
The research suggests that pricing agricultural groundwater use in Southern California leads to small changes in extraction but big changes in surplus. Water trading between urban and agricultural users can substantially mitigate the costs from water supply curtailments.
Hal Gordon is featured in an SFGate sports article this week. Hal is an ARE graduate student studying to be an environmental economist. He wants to know more about how much vegetarians reduce their carbon footprints, and how the food industry might make dietary alternatives more accessible for everyday consumers.
A looming problem and a proposal. Meredith Fowlie addresses the issue in her recent EI blog.
ARE Alumnus '19 Itai Trilnick and Professor David Zilberman explore the potential of new techniques that lower temperatures locally in critical times for crops. "Microclimate Engineering for Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture: The Case of California Pistachios" is published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
ARE PhD Students Scott Kaplan and Jacob Lefler publish with ARE Professor David Zilberman in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.
This is a question ARE Professor Jeremy Magruder and co-authors address in their forthcoming publication in the American Economic Review.
The award is given by the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics. Katherine’s dissertation research combines questions at the heart of environmental economics and public finance, and opens up new avenues for research and policy work. Congratulations Katherine!
ARE Alumna ('18), Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, Ceren Baysan, and co-authors, evaluate the impact of an educational program that aims to build social cohesion in ethnically mixed schools by developing perspective-taking ability in children. The paper has been accepted by the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Professor Wolfram joins UC Berkeley-Haas Professor Emerita, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, and Associate Professor Adair Morse, in President Biden’s treasury department. Professor Wolfram's appointment as deputy assistant secretary for climate and energy economics reflects the administration’s increased focus on fighting climate change.
The latest issue of ARE Update includes an article written by ARE Professor Larry Karp and co-authors on optimal social distancing policy in the face of uncertain vaccine arrival. Another article features joint work by ARE CE Specialist Ellen Bruno, ARE PhD student Arthur Wardle, and EEP undergraduate Paige Griggs. They discuss how California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is unfolding across the state.
"Subways and Urban Air Pollution" is forthcoming in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
EEP alumna ('06) Tatyana Deryugina has an upcoming publication in American Economic Review: Insights. She was the CNR student commencement speaker, went on to get a PhD from MIT, and is now an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
ARE Adjunct Professor Jiang Lin publishes commentary on China's 2030 climate targets.
Tamma Carleton is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on questions at the intersection of environmental change and economic development.
The paper titled "Who Benefits when Firms Game Corrective Policies?" is published in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.
ARE alumnus ('16) Obie Porteous is Assistant Professor at Middlebury College. Results from his paper titled "Research Deserts and Oases: Evidence from 27 Thousand Economics Journal Articles on Africa" were discussed in the December 5th-11th, 2020 issue of The Economist.