Fall 2012

Monday, September 17, 12:30pm – 2pm
The Hidden Costs of Energy 
James Hammitt, Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences; Director, Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
Click here to link to The Hidden Costs of Energy NAS report

Monday, September 24, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Who Pays Fuel Taxes and What Does It Mean for Policy?
Erich Muehlegger, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 1, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Putting Free Enterprise to Work on Energy and Climate.
Bob Inglis, U.S. Rep. (R-SC4) 1993-1999; 2005-2011
Director, Energy & Enterprise Initiative
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 15, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Comprensive Tax Reform and US Energy Policy.
Prepared as written testimony for the Hearing on “Tax Reform: The Impact on U.S. Energy Policy,” Committee on Finance, United States Senate, June 12. 2012, (Video). 
Dale Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 22, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Oil Dependence: What Does it Really Cost Us?
David Greene, Corporate Fellow, Energy and Transportation Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Research Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Tennessee
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 29, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
The Political Economy of Oil in Latin America
Francisco Monaldi, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
Director, Center on Energy and the Environment, IESA, Venezuela
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 5, 12:15PM – 1:45pm
Electricity Sector Reform: Towards Low-Carbon Generation - Lessons from Europe and Germany
Christian von Hirschhausen, Research Director, DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research)
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 19, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
The Impact of Tax Credits and Grants on Wind Power Investment
Joseph Aldy, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 26, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Moving Forward on Climate Policy: What Do We Need to Know?
Gilbert Metcalf, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at U.S. Department of the Treasury  Professor of Economics, Tufts University (on leave)
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS **Note: This session will be off the record.

Monday, December 3, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
The “Stealth Tax” and the Biofuels Mandate: Exploring the Political Challenges of the Gasoline Tax
Hanna Breetz, ETIP Associate/MIT Ph.D. Candidate
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, December 10, 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Carbon Taxes and Deficit Reductions 
Jared Carbone, Associate Professor, University of Calgary 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS