Sustainable Development Seminar 2017/2018

Columbia University Sustainable Development Seminar

School of International & Public Affairs │Columbia University

Mondays, 4:10 - 6:00 PM 
Room 801, International Affairs Building, Columbia University

Fall 2017

Date    Speaker  Presentation
9/11Geoff Heal, Graduate School of Business & SIPA Why I Wrote My Latest Book Endangered Economies: Why the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity
 9/18Shuang Zhang, Economics, University of Colorado Willingness to Pay for Clean Air: Evidence from Air Purifier Markets in China
 9/25Catie Hausman, Public Policy, Ford School of Public Policy, Univ Michigan Price Regulation and Environmental Externalities: Evidence from Methane Leaks
 10/2Kate Orff, Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia Toward an Urban Ecology
 10/9Marshall Burke, Dept. of Earth System Science, Stanford University One in five infant deaths in Africa attributable to poor air quality
 10/16Jaehyun Jung, SDEV PhD candidate Does Abortion Respond to Weather Shocks?: Evidence from Rural Vietnam
 10/23Eugenie DugouaSDEV PhD candidate 
 10/30Francis AnnanSDEV PhD candidate 
 11/6 No Classes 
 11/20Edson Severnini, Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon
 11/27Johannes Urpelainen, Energy, Resources and Environment, Johns Hopkins SAISGreasing the Wheels: The Politics of Environmental Clearance in India
 12/4Reka Juhasz, Economics, Columbia UniversityDrivers of Fragmented Production Chains: Evidence from the 19th century 
 12/11Prabhjot SinghArnhold Institute for Global Health; Health System Design & Global Health, Mount Sinai

Spring 2018

Date   Speaker Presentation
 2/12Fiona Burlig Economics and Energy Policy Institute, University of Chicago 
 2/19Wesley Blundell, Economics, Cal State East Bay 
 3/5Mar Reguant, Economics, Northwestern University  
 3/12    Spring Break 
 4/2(internal Columbia meeting) 
 4/9Solomon Hsiang, Goldman School, UC Berkeley 
 4/16Frances MooreEnvironmental Science and Policy, UC Davis 

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