News: Southeastern Energy & Environmental Economics Workshop (SE3W) @ Georgia Tech
Posted October 29, 2019
The School of Economics was pleased to host the inaugural Southeastern Energy and Environmental Economics Workshop on October 24 and 25. This two day event was hosted in Georgia Tech’s new Coda Building and was cosponsored by the Energy, Policy, and Innovation Center of the Strategic Energy Institute, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, and the Global Change Program of Georgia Tech.
The workshop included twelve research presentations by outstanding researchers in energy economics. The workshop focused on the economics of problems lying at the intersection of energy & the environment, and included topics as varied as housing and the built environment, transportation (air and auto), markets for carbon, health impacts of energy systems, and measuring consumer and firm behavioral responses to energy policy.
Two policy keynotes were also included. On October 24, Dallas Burtraw and Darius Gaskins senior fellow at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C., presented “Electricity Pricing as though Climate Change Really Matters.” On October 25, Billy Pizer and Susan B. King, professor of Public Policy at Duke University, presented “Making Sense of Climate Change Policy in 2019.”
Universities, think tanks, and businesses from throughout the southeast were represented, including Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, North Carolina State University, the Southern Company, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Tennessee.
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