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.
ARE alumni, Jill McCluskey ('98), Director and Regents Professor in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University, and Jesse Tack ('09), Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, will become editors of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics beginning January 1, 2022.
Two economists with Berkeley ties have been named to the administration of President Joe Biden, joining a growing group of Berkeley scholars and alumni who have taken high-level policy positions in Washington, D.C.
In his forthcoming Journal of Urban Economics article, ARE graduate student Matthew Tarduno investigates the relationship between ridesharing and traffic speeds. Leveraging the abrupt departure of Uber and Lyft from Austin, TX, Tarduno finds that ridesharing operations slowed daytime traffic by roughly 2%.
UC Berkeley public health experts discussed the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines, and what to expect for vaccine distribution on campus. (UC Berkeley video)
University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., released the following statement today (Jan. 20) in response to President Biden’s executive order reinstating the U.S. to the Paris Climate Accord. UC denounced the country’s 2020 exit from the agreement, while remaining steadfastly committed to the treaty as well as the University’s own green energy and carbon neutrality goals.
With the United States struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, an economic meltdown and a surge of domestic terrorism, a team of top experts from UC Berkeley has been summoned to join the administration of incoming President Joe Biden.
Anna Harte, medical director of University Health Services and Guy Nicolette, assistant vice chancellor of University Health Services, issued the following message on Tuesday:
UC Berkeley's chancellor and executive vice chancellor and provost, Carol Christ and A. Paul Alivisatos, respectively, sent a message to the campus community on Monday.
ARE affiliated faculty member, Professor Catherine Wolfram, addresses how more progress is being made decarbonizing the electricity sector compared to the decarbonizing of transport.