Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change Schedule

Inequality and the Economic Analysis of Climate Change
Duke Law School Room 4047, May 27-28, 2015
Schedule

Presentations will be approximately 20 minutes, followed by Q&A. Supporting material (working papers, powerpoints, etc.) will be available on the conference website. Presenters are listed below in italics (co-authors of underlying papers are noted). For logistical information about the conference, please contact Victoria Zellefrow or Stephanie Lowd at icc2015@law.duke.edu. For questions about conference content, please contact Matthew Adler, adler@law.duke.edu.

Wednesday, May 27

10:30−11:00 Registration

11:00−12:30 Session

David Anthoff (Berkeley): “Inequality and integrated assessment models”

Charles Kolstad (Stanford): “Inequality and the IPCC”

Chair: Richard Newell (Duke)
 

12:30–1:15 Lunch

1:15−2:45 Session

Valentina Bosetti (Bocconi/Stanford; paper co-authored with Marco Maffezzoli): “The impact of a carbon tax in a heterogeneous agents DSGE model”

Martin Ross and Brian Murray (Duke; paper co-authored with Billy Pizer): “Distributional impacts of the clean power plan”

Chair: Steven Sexton (Duke)
 

2:45−3:15 Coffee break

3:15−4:45 Session

Matthew Adler (Duke; paper co-authored with Nicolas Treich): “Prioritarianism and climate change”

Nicolas Treich (Toulouse School of Economics: paper co-authored with Matthew Adler): “Consumption, risk and prioritarianism”

Chair: David Anthoff (Berkeley)
 

4:45−5:00 Coffee break

5:00−5:45 Session

Drew Shindell (Duke): “The social cost of atmospheric release”

Chair: James Hammitt (Harvard)
 

Thursday, May 28

8:00−8:30 Breakfast available

8:30−10:00 Session

Bryan Cwik and Nancy Tuana (Penn State): “Ethical perspectives and climate change”

Greg Garner and Klaus Keller (Penn State): “Prioritarian tradeoffs in an integrated assessment model”

Chair: James Hammitt (Harvard)
 

10:00−10:30 Coffee break

10:30–12:00 Session

Billy Pizer (Duke; paper co-authored with Ben Groom and Simon Dietz): “Weighing the costs and benefits of climate change to our children”

Geir Asheim (Oslo; paper co-authored with Stephane Zuber): “Evaluating intergenerational risks: Probability adjusted rank-discounted utilitarianism”

Chair: Matthew Adler (Duke)
 

12:00−1:00 Lunch

1:00−2:30 Session

Joseph Aldy (Harvard): “Climate reparations or redistribution?”

Alex Pfaff (Duke): “Can REDD help the poor?”

Chair: Jonathan Wiener (Duke)
 

2:30−3:00 Coffee break

3:00−4:30 Session

Antony Millner (London School of Economics; paper co-authored by Geoff Heal): “Redressing the balance: Strategic consequences of equity motives for climate change”

Rob Lempert (Rand): “Inequality, uncertainty, and urban climate risk management”

Chair: Lori Bennear (Duke)