Current Challenges in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Friday, April 6, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The 2018 Waterloo Economics Workshop addresses Current Challenges in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and welcomes members of the university community to join for all or part of the day. Issues to be examined include: Climate Change, Carbon Pricing, Fossil Fuels, Ground Water Challenges and more. Funding for the workshop is provided by the Global Risk Institute and the Department of Economics, University of Waterloo.

Time Speaker Agenda/Topic
9:00 AM -- Welcome: coffee and pastries

Charles Mason (University of Wyoming)

Infrastructure Issues in Hydrocarbon Markets

10:20-11:10 Hassan Benchekroun (McGill University) OPEC, Shale Oil, and Global Warming - On the importance of the order of extraction
11:10-11:40 -- Coffee break

Lucija Muehlenbachs(University of Calgary)

Politics and the Strategic Release of News at the EPA

12:30-2:00 -- Lunch

Martino Pelli (Université de Sherbrooke)

Roads and Resources: Groundwater Depletion in the North China Plains

2:50-3:40 Andrew Leach (University of Alberta) Carbon pricing, resource royalties, and emissions
3:40-4:00 -- Coffee break
4:00-4:45 Margaret Insley (University of Waterloo) Strategic Interactions and Uncertainty in Decisions to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Please RSVP to the Department of Economics.