A century of water management in the western United States is on the verge of being restructured and two UC Berkeley water experts approve. ARE Professor David Zilberman and UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Ellen Bruno are featured in Berkeley News article regarding less Colorado River water for California and the West.
Policies on air pollution, climate change, and water have far-reaching effects on millions of Americans and businesses. Is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—the federal agency whose mission is to protect public health and the environment—using the best available economic science when designing and proposing such policy?The newly created External Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (E-EEAC) will convene nationally-recognized environmental economists to ensure that it does.
ARE '17 alumna, and current Assistant Professor at the University of Sydney, Rebecca Taylor, ARE Professor Sofia Villas-Boas and ARE graduate student Scott Kaplan, along with co-author and M.A. candidate Kevin Jung from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, are featured in Berkeley News, regarding their Berkeley-based soda tax research.
ARE Professor Joseph Shapiro is a winner of a 2019 Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. The other award winners announced on March 22, 2019 are Alex Wolitzky of MIT and Xavier Jaravel of the London School of Econonics.
In an interview with Globes, the largest and oldest daily evening financial newspaper in Israel, ARE Professor David Zilberman discusses pesticides and genetic engineering, and how agricultural policy must take a multidisciplinary approach.
ARE graduate student Susanna Berkouwer coauthored an Energy Institute blog post on the impact of new information technology on electricity access in Ghana.
ARE '18 alumnus Dan Hammer has been selected by the Cal Alumni Association Board of Directors and UC Berkeley Foundation Board of Trustees to receive the 2019 Mark Bingham Award for Excellence in Achievement by a Young Alumnus.
ARE Professor David Zilberman reflects on the critical roles that mentors and role models have played in his career. Zilberman was recently awarded the Wolf Prize in Agriculture.
ARE Professor, and Board of Forestry and Fire Protection Chairman, Keith Gilless, featured in San Francisco Chronicle article regarding Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 news conference held in Sacramento by wildland managers, to discuss plan to speed up logging and prescribed burns designed to protect communities from wildfires. The effort would create a single environmental review process to cover vegetation reduction projects, field breaks and restoration projects.
ARE Associate Professor Meredith Fowlie discusses who should bear the costs of wildfire damage compensation and risk mitigation.
In this Energy Institute blog post, ARE Professor Max Auffhammer discusses the future of electric vehicle subsidies in light of a newly published working paper by UC Davis economists that studies the impacts of California's Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program, which is a retire-and-replace subsidy program for EV purchases.
ARE is very excited to announce that the 2019 Wolf Prize for Agriculture has been awarded to Professor David Zilberman for his work in developing economic models for fundamental problems in agriculture, economics and policy.
ARE Professor Keith Gilless joins Wharton's Howard Kunreuther and University of South Carolina's Robert Hartwig to discuss how communities can better prepare for disasters in 2019.
ARE Associate Professor Meredith Fowlie has authored an Energy Institute blog post regarding her new personal PurpleAir pollution monitor. She discusses the emerging role that privately owned low-cost pollution monitors can play in enabling public crowdsourcing of air quality information.
"Flawed analyses of U.S. auto fuel economy standards" is in the December 7th, 2018 edition of Science, one of the world's top academic journals.
ARE Professor Max Auffhammer discusses PhD job candidate Matt Woerman's job market paper in his recent Energy Institute Blog, a paper on the intersection of industrial organization and energy economics.
Please join ARE in congratulating Professor Jim Sallee at the awards reception and ceremony on Wednesday, December 12th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall. We look forward to celebrating Jim Sallee and the truly great advising being done throughout the Berkeley campus.
ARE alums James Hilger '06 and Andrew Stevens '17, and ARE Professor Sofia Villas-Boas are authors of recent study “Measuring willingness to pay for environmental attributes in seafood,” published in the journal of Environmental and Resource Economics.
ARE Professor Max Auffhammer discusses the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC), a number used by economists and regulators to determine benefit/cost analyses. The SCC is the economic damage a single ton of carbon dioxide (or its equivalent) emitted at a certain point in time causes over its lifetime.
"Valuing Assets Provided to Low-Income Households in South Sudan," by R. Chowdhury, E. Collins, E. Ligon, and K. Munshi addresses programs commonly known in the development world as “ultra-poor graduation” programs, as they’re meant to “graduate” beneficiaries out of extreme poverty.