Fall 2017

Monday, September 11, 12pm-1:30pm
Will We Adapt? Labor Productivity and Adaptation to Climate Change in the United States (based on a paper co-authored with Patrick Behrer, Public Policy PhD student)
Jisung Park, Post-doctoral Fellow, HKS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
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Monday, September 18, 12pm – 1:30pm
Investigating ARPA-E as a Model for Energy Innovation Funding
Anna Goldstein, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University and the Carnegie Institution for Science
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS  
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Monday, September 25, 12pm-1:30pm
The Political Economy of Carbon Taxes
Jerry Taylor, President, Niskanen Center
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 2, 12pm-1:30pm
Vehicle Electrification in China: Preferences, Policy, and Technology Trajectories
John Helveston, Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Boston University
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
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Monday, October 16, 12pm-1:30pm
Can Wholesale Power Markets Survive Subsidies?
Joseph Bowring, President, Monitoring Analytics, and Independent Market Monitor, PJM
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
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Monday, October 23, 12pm-1:30pm
American Energy Policy: The Search for Common Ground
Dan Poneman, President and CEO, Centrus Energy Corp; Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
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Monday, October 30, 12pm-1:30pm
HouseZero: A First-of-its-kind, Ultra-efficient Retrofit
Ali Malkawi, Professor of Architectural Technology and Founding Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
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Monday, Nov. 6, 12pm-1:30pm
On a World Climate Assembly and the Social Cost of Carbon
Martin Weitzman, Professor of Economics, Harvard
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
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Monday, Nov. 13, 12pm-1:30pm
Charging Electric Cars-- The Challenges 
Henry Lee, Jassim M. Jaidah Family Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
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Monday, Nov. 20, 12pm-1:30pm
Advancing Zero Emissions Objectives Through PJM’s Wholesale Electricity Markets
Stu Bresler, Executive Vice President, Operations and Markets, PJM Interconnection
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
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Monday, December 4, 12pm -1:30pm
Mitigation Versus Solar Geoengineering: Role of Risk Aversion and Time Preference
Mariia Belaia, Post-doctoral Fellow, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
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