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2023 Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture on Economics & Environmental Policy
April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
About the Event:
Some of the Issues that will be Addressed in Professor Hausman’s Goldstein Lecture:
Decarbonization policies are ramping up around the world to address the growing recognition that climate change is hurting the environment, the economy, and people’s well-being. These decarbonization initiatives are addressing crucial market failures. At the same time, they face challenges. Professor Hausman will draw from her research on electric and gas utilities, on methane leaks, and on equity considerations to illustrate some of these challenges and to propose solutions to address them.
About the Speaker:
Catherine H. Hausman is an associate professor at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research. Her work focuses on environmental and energy economics. Recent projects have looked at inequality and environmental quality, the natural gas sector’s role in methane leaks, the impact of climate change on the electricity grid, and the effects of nuclear power plant closures. Her research has appeared in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Learn more on Professor Hausman’s personal site.
About Jon Heller Goldstein:
JON HELLER GOLDSTEIN devoted 35 years to public service as an economist working tirelessly to improve the environment and reduce poverty through investment in human capital. In 1964, Dr. Goldstein earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota; he went on to play several key roles in the Social Security Administration, Department of the Interior, and on the Endangered Species Committee. Dr. Goldstein’s distinguished career with the Department of the Interior, his seminal work on wetlands conservation, and numerous articles on the impact of federal programs on wetlands, will leave a lasting legacy on environmental policy.