ARE Professor Max Auffhammer authored this blog post on energy services, and whether future energy distribution is better done via a large behemoth distribution utility or a large number of small local providers like the community choice aggregators.
Environmental and natural resource economist Joseph Shapiro will join the ARE faculty beginning in the summer of 2018. Joe completed his Ph.D. at MIT in 2013 and has quickly established himself as an intellectual leader in the field of environmental and resource economics. For the past five years, he has been an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Yale University.
In this blog post, ARE Associate Professor Meredith Fowlie discusses a recently published paper where economists provide the first evidence that short-term exposure to air pollution affects the work performance and cognitive ability of professional baseball umpires.
California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced yesterday that he has appointed Meredith Fowlie to the Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee, which serves the California Environmental Protection Agency.
ARE Professor Max Auffhammer's and ARE Alumnus Wolfram Schlenker's comments are included in a Los Angeles Times article regarding a new Stanford study proposing that more than $20 trillion could be saved worldwide if global warming were kept a half-degree below the Paris climate agreement's 2 degree Celsius target.