Sustainable Development Seminar Fall 2016 & Spring 2017

Columbia University Sustainable Development Seminar Series

School of International & Public Affairs │Columbia University

Mondays, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM 
Room 801, International Affairs Building, Columbia University

Spring 2017

 Date  Speaker     Presentation

 1/23Reshmaan Hussam, Economics, MITHabit Formation and Rational Addiction: A Field Experiment in Handwashing
 2/2    Jing Li, Harvard, Economics (IAB 1101)Compatibility and Investment in the U.S. Electric Vehicle Market
 2/6Alexander Bartik, Economics, MITWorker Adjustment to Changes in Labor Demand: Evidence from Longitudinal Census Data
 2/13Scott Barrett, SIPA and Earth InstituteProperty Rights vs. Cooperative Agreements on the Global Ocean Commons
 2/20Suresh Naidu, SIPA & EconomicsBunching and Monopsony in Online and Offline Labor Markets
 2/27Andrew Gelman, Political Science & Statistics, ColumbiaIs Rigor Contagious?
 3/6Dan Osgood, International Research Institute for Climate & Society, Earth Institute, ColumbiaQuestions in Index Insurance at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society
 3/13Spring Break 
 3/20Valerie Karplus, Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloane School of ManagementAir Quality Co-Benefits as Motivation for Climate Policy: The Case of China
 3/27Job Market Postmortem(Internal SDEV meeting)
 4/3Nancy Qian, Economics, Yale Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

 4/10Belinda Archibong, Economics, Barnard CollegeHarmattan Winds, Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment"
 4/17Lisa Anderson, International Affairs, ColumbiaBetween word and deed: managing sustainable development in Cairo
 4/24Erin Lothes, Theology, College of St. ElizabethEnergy Ethics: Paradigms and Principles
 5/1Francisco Gallego, Economics, Pontifica Universidad Catolica de ChileVintage Specific Driving Restrictions

Fall 2016

 Date     Speaker     Presentation
 9/12     Andrew Gelman, Political Science & Statistics, ColumbiaThe Crisis in Science and the Crisis in Science Journalism
 9/19    Andreas Lange, Economics, University of HamburgAdversity is a school of wisdom: Experimental evidence on cooperative protection against stochastic losses
 9/26     Alissa Park, Earth & Environmental Engineering; Chemical Engineering, ColumbiaToward Sustainable Energy and Materials: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage 
 10/3    Alex Hertel-Fernandez, School of International & Public Affairs, ColumbiaLegislative Staff, Business Lobbying, and Congressional Responsiveness on Climate Policy 
 10/10   Daven Henze, Mechanical Engineering, UC Boulder     Evaluating international air quality, climate, and ecosystem impacts of control strategies using remote sensing and adjoint modeling – case studies on cookstoves and diesel NOx emissions
 10/17   Eyal Frank, PhD Candidate, Sustainable Development, ColumbiaThe Effects of Bat Population Losses on Infant Mortality through Pesticide Use in the U.S.
 10/24   Anthony D'Agostino, PhD Candidate, Sustainable Development, ColumbiaTechnical Change and Gender Wage Inequality: Long-Run Effects of India's Green Revolution
 10/31 Kimberly Lai Oremus, PhD Candidate, Sustainable Development, Columbia New England Cod Collapse and the Climate
 11/7     Bård Harstad, Economics, University of Oslo Conservation Contracts and Political Regimes
 11/14   James Rising, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley Weather-driven adaptation in perennial crop systems: An integrated study of Brazilian coffee yields
 11/21   Steffen Merte, PhD Candidate, Sustainable Development, ColumbiaThe Effects of Extreme Temperature Events in Europe: Winners and Losers of Climate Change
 11/28 Benjamin Ho, Economics, Vassar Energy Consumption and Habit Formation: Evidence from High Frequency Thermostat Usage Data
 12/5 Lena Edlund, Economics, Columbia All You Need Is Love: Economic Development and the Role of Individual Consent in Marriage
 12/12Ignacia Mercadal, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, MITLimits to Arbitrage in Electricity Markets: An Empirical Analysis of MISO

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