Agenda 2022

Saturday October 29:

8:00 – 8:30    Registration and check in at Illini Union

8:30 – 10:10    First Session: Conservation

“Consumer willingness to pay for tree syrups derived from diversified forests” Maria Kalaitzandonakes (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

“The Social Costs of Keystone Species Collapse: Evidence From The Decline of Vultures in India” Eyal Frank (Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago)

“Payments and Penalties in Ecosystem Services Programs” Youngho Kim (University of Maryland at College Park)

“Sharing and expanding the co-benefits for conservation” Renato Molina (University of Miami)

10:10 – 10:30      Break

10:30 – 11:30      Second Session: Short Talks

“Improving Benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program for Biodiversity” Chen-Ti Chen (Cornell University)

“Catastrophic Coastal Erosion in Alaska” Kevin Berry (University of Alaska Anchorage)

“Heterogeneous Effects of Informational Energy Audits and the Split Incentive for Renters and Owners” Justin Kirkpatrick (Michigan State University)

“Market Access and Deforestation” Ryan Abman (San Diego State University)

“Serial Non-participation in Evaluating Payments for Ecosystem Services Programs” Haoluan Wang (University of Miami)

“A spatial analysis of SO2 loading from large hog containments in Iowa” T.J. Rakitan (Bates College)

11:30 – 1:00    Luncheon and Keynote Talk: Catherine Wolfram (Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate and Energy Economics at the US Treasury)

1:00 – 1:20      Break

1:20 – 3:00      Third Session: Decarbonization

“Can Incentive-Based Pay Increase the Marginal Value of Public Spending on Energy Efficiency? Experimental Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program” Erica Myers (University of Calgary)

“Who Will Pay for the Energy Transition? Affordability, Efficiency, and Energy Price Regulation” James Sallee (University of California, Berkeley)

“Staggered Electric Vehicle Adoption, Air Pollution Disparities, and Subsidy Policy” Sarah Johnston (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

“Enabling Electricity Uptake: Evidence from Rural Electrification in Rwanda” Eugene Tan (Columbia SIPA)

3:00 – 3:20      Break

3:20 – 5:00      Fourth Session: Agriculture and Environment  

“The Costs of Nitrate Pollution in Drinking Water” Jeffrey Hadachek (University of California, Davis)

“Does encouragement of nutrient management practices change nitrogen outcomes? Practice adoption, application rates, and nitrogen use efficiency in California’s Central Valley” Molly Sears (Michigan State University)

“Structural Transformation and Environmental Externalities” Maulik Jagnani (University of Colorado Denver)

“The Effects of Wetland Easements on Agricultural Yields” Nicole Karwowski (University of Wisconsin Madison)

5:00 – 7:00      Reception with Posters

Sunday, October 30:

8:00 – 8:30      Breakfast

8:30 – 10:10    Fifth Session: Environmental Justice

“Racial Distance Matters Too:  Racial and Ethnic Reference Dependence in Recreation Decision Making” Jesse Backstrom (Texas State University)

“The Historical Origins of Heat Disparities: Evidence from the Great Migration” Tridevi Chakma (Harvard Kennedy School)

“Moving from a Place-Based to a Person-Based Understanding of Environmental Inequality” Jonathan Colmer (University of Virginia)

“Environmental Justice for Seniors? Evidence from the Superfund Program” Sayahnika Basu (University of California, San Diego)

10:10 – 10:30  Break

10:30 – 11:30  Sixth Session: Short Talks

“Urban Greenspace Access, Barriers, and Environmental Justice: A conceptual framework and results from a survey in greater Portland, Oregon, USA” Sahan Dissanayake (Portland State University)

“Is Mandatory Disclosure Really Mandatory? An Evaluation of the Home Energy Score Program” Elise Breshears (Michigan State University)

“The effect of market distance on individual middleman competition and resource harvesting outcomes” Jennifer Rushlow (Illinois Wesleyan University)

“Economic Specialization, Infrastructure, and Rural Electric Vehicle Adoption” Justin Winikoff (USDA, Economic Research Service)

“The Effect of Flood Insurance on Property Values After a Flood” Sebastien Box-Couillard (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

“Enforcement Stringency and Pollution Spillover of Sister-Facilities: A Study on The U.S. Manufacturing Industry” Jui Sen (Washington State University)

11:30 – 1:00    Luncheon and Panel Discussion: “Multiple dimensions of decarbonization policy” Alejandro Plastina (Iowa State University), Mar Reguant (Northwestern Illinois University), Christopher Knittel (MIT)

1:00 – 1:20      Break

1:20 – 3:00      Seventh session: Water Quality and Scarcity

“Adapting to Disasters: Evidence from Drought in Brazil” Guilherme DePaula (Iowa State University)

“The Long-Term Labor Market Effects of the BP Oil Spill” Christopher Clapp (University of Chicago)

“Efficiency and Equity of Posted Price Markets for Irrigation Water” Dawoon Jeong (Purdue University)

“Estimating water quality impacts in marine fisheries: The case of the Northern Shrimp in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence” Michelan Wilson (Colorado State University)

Selected Posters on Display at Heartland 2022

“Survey of Willingness to Pay for Endangered Languages across Countries” Francesco Cenerini (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

“Crowding-in or Crowding-out: Assessing the Role of Distributed Generation Solar Photovoltaic in Utility-scale Solar Development” Jian Chen (Iowa State University)

“Economics Inclusion in Introductory Environmental Science Textbooks” Debra Israel (Indiana State University)

“Corrective Tax, Household Production, and Climate Change Mitigation: Evidence from Food Waste Tax” Seunghoon Lee (MIT)

“A Hedonic Price Analysis Approach for Valuation of Groundwater in U.S. Agriculture” Aakanksha Melkani (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

“Impact of Floods and Wildfires on Household Finances” Paavani Sachdeva (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

“Combining portfolio optimization and Marxan for robust conservation prioritization under climate change in Daisetsuzan National Park” Payal Shah (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School)

“I love that dirty water? Value of water quality in recreation sites” Xibo Wan (MIT)

“Subsurface drainage and crop yield in the Midwestern United States” Xiaotong Wang (Iowa State University)

“The effect of lead from drinking water on long-run educational outcomes” Jiameng Zheng (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)