Agenda 2023

Saturday October 28:

8:00 – 8:20 Registration and check in at Illini Union 200 Ballroom

8:20 – 8:30 Welcome

8:30 – 10:10 First Session: Energy

“Measuring Oil Companies’ Reserve Sensitivity to the Oil Price”
Diego S. Cardoso (Purdue University)

“An Empirical Analysis of the US Generator Interconnection Policy”
Sarah Johnston (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

“Induced Innovation, Inventors, and the Energy Transition”
Todd Gerarden (Cornell University)

“Long-Run Price Elasticities and Mechanisms: Empirical Evidence from Residential Electricity Consumers”
Jesse Buchsbaum (University of Chicago)

10:10 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:30 Second Session: Short talks on

“Industry Exit and Externalities: Evidence from Coal Phaseout Programs and Climate Change”
Megan R. Bailey (University of Calgary)

“Parched Power Plants: The Role of Markets and Technology in Power Plants’ Drought Responses”
Andrew Phillip Hutchens (North Carolina State University)

“The Persistent Effects of a Novel Toxic Pollutant”
Irene Jacqz (Iowa State University)

“Dynamics of Global Emission Permit Prices under Noncooperation”
Hyeseon Shin (The Ohio State University)

“Peer Effects in Electric Vehicle Adoption”
Minsu Kim (Michigan State University)

“The Impact of Natural Hazards on Local Community Composition: Understanding Changes in Homeownership after 2008 Flooding in Iowa”
Kunxin Zhu (The Ohio State University)

11:30 – 1:00 Luncheon and Keynote Talk: Eli Fenichel (Yale University)
“The New Era of Economic Measurement and the Environment”

1:00 – 1:20 Break

1:20 – 3:00 Third Session: Air Quality

“Belief Formation, Signal Quality, and Information Sources – Experimental Evidence on Air Quality from Pakistan”
Shotaro Nakamura (University of California, Davis)

“Air Pollution and Rent Prices: Evidence from Wildfire Smoke”
Luis A. Lopez (University of Illinois, Chicago)

“How Large are Methane Emissions from the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry and Why are They There?
Thomas Covert (University of Chicago)

“When Growth Stumbles, Pollute? Trade War and Environmental Enforcement”
Xinming Du (National University of Singapore)

3:00 – 3:20 Break

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

“How Large are the Environmental Benefits of Sustainable Agriculture? Evidence from Mexico”
Joel Ferguson (University of California, Berkeley)

“Intervention to Prevent Consumer Food Waste”
Dietrich Earnhart (University of Kansas)

“Activating the Consumer Market for Soil Stewardship Practices”
Mark Morrison (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

“Conversion of Natural Forests to Plantations Induced by Wood Pellet Expansion”
Zichu Zhao (Le Moyne College)

5:00 – 7:00 Reception with Posters
Posters listed below

Sunday October 29

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast

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

“Environmental Justice and the Safe Drinking Water Act”
Irene Caracioni (University of Kansas)

“Income, Wealth, and Environmental Inequality in the United States”
Jonathan Colmer (University of Virginia)

“Natural Disaster, Infrastructure, and Income Distribution: Empirical Evidence from Global Data”
Gal Hochman (Rutgers University)

“A Burning Issue: Wildfire Smoke Exposure, Retail Sales, and Demand for Adaptation”
Xianru Han (University of Maryland at College Park)

10:10 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:30 Sixth Session: Short talks on

“Trade Clubs and international Environmental Agreements: The Basel Convention”
George Deltas (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

“Organic Farming Transitions: A Dynamic Bioeconomic Model”
Michael Meneses (Cornell University)

“The Impact of Tropical Storms and Mangroves on Coastal Communities”
Emma A. Gjerdseth (Oregon State University)

“Estimating the Effect of Climate Change on Outdoor Recreation using Short-Run Weather Deviations and ‘Big’ Trip Data for U.S. Grasslands”
Kaylee Wells (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

“Using Aggregate Trip Data to Value Recreation Sites: A Comparison with Individual-level Methods”
Richard Melstrom (Loyola University, Chicago)

“Structural Transformation and Climate Change in India”
Rimjhim Saxena (University of Colorado, Boulder)

11:30 – 1:00 Luncheon and Panel Discussion: “Natural Capital”
Mary Bohman (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
J. Wesley Burnett (Economic Research Service, USDA)
Corbett Grainger (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Bonnie Keeler (University of Minnesota)

1:00 – 1:20 Break

1:20 – 3:00 Seventh Session: Conservation

“Conservation Priorities and Environmental Offsets: Markets for Florida Wetlands”
Will Rafey (University of California, Los Angeles)

“The Value of Remotely-Sensed Data in Terrestrial Habitat Corridor Design for Large Migratory Species”
Kailin Kroetz (Arizona State University)

“Local Institutions, Resource Management, and Climate Resilience: Implication of Post-Dust Bowl Institutional Change on American Agriculture”
Aparna Howlader (Chatham University)

“Informational Nudges in Conservation Auctions: A Field Experiment with U.S. Farmers”
Steven Wallander (Economic Research Service, USDA)

3:00 – 4:00 Break and Snacks for the Road

Selected Posters on Display at Heartland 2023

“Long-Term Impacts of Industrial Chemical Accidents”
Jiameng Zheng (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

“Modeling Carbon Sequestration Through Land Use Changes in the Great Lakes Region”
Khyati Malik (The Ohio State University)

“Modeling Growers’ SNA Decisions and Evaluating the Economic and Environmental Outcomes of Crop Insurance Policies”
Xuche Gong (Iowa State University)

“Uncertainty of Stringency and Timing in US Climate Policy”
Junyoung Jeong (The Ohio State University)

“The Persistent Health Effect of Defoliating Vietnam”
Nguyen Vuong (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

“Environmental Externalities of the Indonesian Transmigration Program”
Francesco Cenerini (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

“Free Parking or Free Riding? Green Benefits from Parking Lot Sharing”
Debra Israel (Indiana State University)

“Causal Inference, High-Frequency Data, and the Recreational Value of Water Quality”
Hyunjung Kim (University of Guelph)

“Ocean Acidification and Fish Populations”
Andrew Wilson (Columbia University)

“Coordination and Efficiency Drainage Investments in the U.S. Corn Belt”
Rwit Chakravorty (Iowa State University)

“Drivers and Barriers to Adopting a Cover Cropping Technology Among Midwestern Farmers”
Linghui Wu (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)