Prospects for Significant Bipartisan Climate-Change Legislation in the Next U.S. Congress: A Conversation with U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski & Sheldon Whitehouse

Senator Murkowski is Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, where she chairs the Interior and Environment Subcommittee. Senator Whitehouse serves on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Judiciary Committee, Finance Committee, and Budget Committee.

The virtual discussion will be moderated by Lawrence Goulder, Professor of Economics and Director of SEEPAC. SEEPAC is supported by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Precourt Institute for Energy.

Event time: 1:00pm – 1:50pm PT (10.00 pm CEST)



UKNEE Autumn Webinar Series


3 – Improving the design of PES and agri-environment schemes: some new results – 11 November, 12.15 -1.15 pm BST – Register here

4 – Christmas Special – the world’s first and only stand-up economist – 9 December, 12.15 -1.15 pm BST – Register here


New online course on “Benefit-Cost Analysis: Valuing Life and Health”

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s center for executive and continuing professional education has created a new online course: “Benefit-Cost Analysis: Valuing Life and Health”. In the course, Lisa A. Robinson, a leading Harvard expert on benefit-cost analysis, will aid participants in understanding the benefit-cost analysis framework and application, including its strengths and weaknesses.

Deadline for registration: September 18, 2020, 12:00 pm EDT

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Supported Events

EAERE@EEA2020: Contributed Sessions

The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) will be present at the 35th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (EEA) with two contributed sessions:

1. Growth and Natural Resources

When: Aug 25, 2020 4.30 – 6.00 pm CEST
Chair: Martin Stuermer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


  • Growth with deadly spillovers – Pietro F. Peretto, Duke University
  • Closing wells: fossil exploration and abandonment in the energy transition – Inge van den Bijgaart, University of Gothenburg
  • On the Effectiveness of Climate Policies – Conny Olovsson, Sveriges Riksbank
  • Non-Renewable Resource, Extraction Technology and Endogenous Growth – Martin Stuermer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

2. Firm-level Impacts of the EU ETS: Taking Stock after 15 Years

When: Aug 27, 2020 2.30 – 4.00 pm CEST
Chair: Beat Hintermann, University of Basel


  • The Impact of Carbon Trading on Industry: Evidence from German Manufacturing Firms – Jakob Lehr, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Market power and incomplete regulation: An application to the EU ETS – Raphael Calel, Georgetown University
  • Environmental Policy and Investment Location: The Risk of Carbon Leakage in the EU ETS – Filippo Maria D’Arcangelo, Toulouse School of Economics
  • The effect of climate policy on productivity and cost pass-through in the German manufacturing sector- Beat Hintermann, University of Basel

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Participation in the EEA 2020 virtual is free of charge to all members of the EEA. If you are not a member of the EEA, but would like to participate in the Congress, please join the EEA. Details can be found here.