Does Being a 'Top 10' Worst Polluter Affect Environmental Releases? Evidence from the U.S. Toxic Release Inventory

Mon, Dec 9, 2019, 12:15 pm

Wolfram Schlenker is a Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, where is the co-director of the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy (ceep.columbia.edu) and the co-director of the Energy & Environment Concentration at SIPA.  He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).  He currently serves on the Board of Reviewing Editors at Science.

He previously was an Associate Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California at San Diego.  He was the Cargill Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, Gilbert White Fellow at Resources for the Future, and Visiting Scholar at the Princeton Environmental Institute and Department of Economics.

He received a Master in Engineering and Management Science (Diplom in Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen) from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany, a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

He has studied the effect of weather and climate on agricultural yields, how climate trends and the US biofuel mandate influences agricultural commodity prices, and how pollution impacts both agricultural yields and human morbidity.

 

This lecture is part of the David Bradford Energy and Environmental Seminar Series, organized by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and Environment, and cosponsored by the Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy. The seminars highlight scholars and practitioners from various fields working on critical research related to science policy. We invite speakers to share new research they are working on, focusing on important policy-relevant issues. Since its inception in Fall 1999, this series has hosted many speakers who are influential in science & environmental policy.

Attendance by Princeton students, faculty and staff is encouraged. This seminar is open to the public on a limited basis with approved RSVP to ccrosby@princeton.edu

Location: 
300 Wallace Hall
Sponsor(s): 
Center for Policy Research on Energy and Environment; Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 

Politics or Personal Experience? Americans’ Attitudes Toward Climate Change and the Environment

Does Being a 'Top 10' Worst Polluter Affect Environmental Releases? Evidence from the U.S. Toxic Release Inventory