IZA - Conference Program


6th IZA Workshop on Environment and Labor Markets

Organizers: Olivier Deschenes (University of California, Santa Barbara and IZA), Nico Pestel (IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:May 15, 2018 - May 16, 2018

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


+++ presentation: 30 minutes +++ floor discussion: 15 minutes +++

Tuesday, May 15:

08:45 - 09:15   Registration
09:15 - 09:30   Welcome Remarks
        Session A: Economic Effects of Environmental Policies
09:30 - 10:15   Hendrik Wolff (Simon Fraser University and IZA), Deven Azevedo (London School of Economics), Akio Yamazaki (University of Calgary)
  "Do Carbon Taxes Kill Jobs? Evidence of Heterogeneous Impacts from British Columbia"
10:15 - 11:00   Zach Raff (University of Wisconsin-Stout), Dietrich Earnhart (University of Kansas)
  "The Effect of Regulatory Enforcement on Facility-level Employment"
11:00 - 11:30   Coffee Break
        Session A - continued -
11:30 - 12:15   Julia Rechlitz (DIW Berlin), Christian Krekel (London School of Economics), Johannes Rode (Technical University Darmstadt), Alexander Zerrahn (DIW Berlin)
  "Quantifying Biogas Plant Externalities Using Well-being and Hedonic Price Data"
12:15 - 13:00   Marcella Veronesi (University of Verona), Shinsuke Uchida (Nagoya City University)
  "Extreme Weather Events, Mortality, and Energy Prices: A Natural Experiment from Japan"
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 15:30   Reed Walker (University of California, Berkeley and IZA)
  "Costs and Consequences of Energy and Environmental Policy in the United States"
15:30 - 16:00   Coffee Break
        Session B: Health and Labor Market Impacts of Extreme Temperatures
16:00 - 16:45   Jisung Park (University of California, Los Angeles), Joshua Goodman (Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Jonathan Smith (College Board), Michael Hurwitz (College Board)
  "Heat and Learning"
16:45 - 17:30   Antonia Schwarz (University of Sussex)
  "Too Hot to Handle? Weather as a Driving Force of Labour Market Fluctuations in Mexico"
19:00       Dinner

Wednesday, May 16:

        Session C: Economic Costs of Air Pollution
09:00 - 09:45   Alberto Salvo (National University of Singapore), Haoming Liu (National University of Singapore and IZA)
  "Severe Air Pollution and School Absences: Knowledge for International Knowledge Workers"
09:45 - 10:30   Tatyana Deryugina (University of Illinois), Julian Reif (University of Illinois), Nicole Riemer (University of Illinois), Matthew West (University of Illinois)
  "The Wind's Fatal Blow: The Effect of Transported Air Pollution on Mortality"
10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break
        Session C - continued -
11:00 - 11:45   Geoffrey Barrows (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris), Teevrat Garg (University of California, San Diego), Akshaya Jha (Carnegie Mellon University)
  "The Economic Benefits versus Environmental Costs of India’s Coal-fired Power Plants"
11:45 - 12:30   Nicholas Rivers (University of Ottawa), Antoine Dechezlepretre (London School of Economics), Balasz Stadler (OECD)
  "The Economic Cost of Air Pollution: Evidence from Europe"
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
        Session D: Environmental Conditions and Crime
13:30 - 14:15   Sefi Roth (London School of Economics and IZA), Lutz Sager (London School of Economics), Malvina Bondy (London School of Economics)
  "Crime is in the Air: The Contemporaneous Relationship Between Air Pollution and Crime"
14:15 - 15:00   Francois Cohen (University of Oxford ), Fidel Gonzalez (Sam Houston State University)
  "Understanding Interpersonal Violence: The Impact of Temperatures in Mexico"
15:00 - 16:00   Discussion, Concluding Remarks and Farewell Coffee