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PIG Reading Seminar

  • 29 April 2013, Urpelainen, J.: A model of dynamic climate governance: dream big, win small. 
  • 4 April 2013, Arrow et al.: How Should Benefits and Costs Be Discounted in an Intergenerational Context?
  • 27 February 2013, Roberton C. Williams III (2011): "Growing state–federal conflicts in environmental policy: The role of market-based regulation", Journal of Public Economics.
  • 6 February 2013, 11am: A Brief Analysis of the Doha Climate Change Conference, Earth Negotiations Bulletin, Vol. 12 No. 567
  • 9 January 2013, 11am: Fischer and Fox (2011) "The Role of Trade and Competitiveness Measures in US Climate Policy", AER 101:3, 258-262.
  • 28 November 2012, 11am: Robert Putnam's (1988) "Logic of two-level games".
  • 30 October, 2pm: Goulder, Parry and Burtraw: "Revenue-raising versus other approaches to environmental protection: The critical significance of preexisting tax distortions", RAND Journal of Economics 28(4), 708-731 (1997)
  • 26 September 2012, 11h: L.H. Goulder & I.W.H. Parry: "Instrument Choice in Environmental Policy". Rev Environ Econ Policy 2(2):152-174 (2008).
  • 5 September 2012, 11h: T. Eichner & M. Runkel: "Subsidizing Renewable Energy Under Capital Mobility". CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3185
  • 11 July 2012, 11 am: "Stocks and shocks: a clarification in the debate over price vs. quantity controls for greenhousegases", by John E. Parsons and Luca Taschini.
  • 30 May 2012, 11h, Chaper 1 'Introduction' of "Trust and Reciprocity", edited by E.Ostrom and J.Walker (2005), Russell Sage Foundation
  • 9 May 2012, 11h, P. Cramton and S. Stoft (2012): "Global Climate Games: How Pricing and a Green Fund Foster Cooperation". Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy 1(2):125-36
  • 18 April 2012, 11h, S. Barrett (2005): "The Theory of International Environmental Agreements", in: Mäler & Vincent (Eds.): "Handbook of Environmental Economics", Vol.3, Chapter 28.
  • 14 March 2012, 11h, W.Buchholz (2003): »Internationaler Umweltschutz als Globales Öffentliches Gut«, in: B. Genser (Hrsg.), Finanzpolitik und Umwelt, Duncker & Humblot,
    Berlin, 73–149
  • 16 November 2011, 11h, Karp & Rezai (2011): "The Political Economy of Environmental Policy with Overlapping Generations".
  • 26 October 2011, 11h, Rezai, Foley, & Taylor (2010): "Global Warming and Economic Externalities", Economic Theory. DOI: 10.1007/s00199-010-0592-4
  • 5 October 2011, 11h, Mankiw, Weinzierl & Yagan (2009): "Optimal Taxation in Theory and Practice," Journal of Economic Perspectives 23(4), pages 147-74.
  • 5 August 2011, 11h, Heitzig, Lessmann and Zou, 'Keeping Climate in Check: A Self-Enforcing Strategy for Cooperation in Public Good Games' forthcoming with PNAS.
  • 2 August 2011, 14h, new book by David Victor 'Global Warming Gridlock', presented by Christian.
  • 13 July 2011, 11-13h, H.G. Monissen (1991): 'Rent-seeking in general equilibrium: A didactic illustration'. Public Choice 72: 111-129.
  • 22 June 2011, 11-13h, S. Barrett "Climate Treaties and Breakthrough Technologies"  AER 96(2):22-25 (2006).
  • 1 June 2011, 11-13h, Parry & Bento: Tax deductions, environmental policy, and the "double dividend" hypothesis. JEEM 39(1):67-96 (2000).
  • 4 May 2011, 11-13h, Bennear, LS and Stavins, RN: Second-best theory and the use of multiple policy instruments. Environ Resource Econ (2007) 37:111–129
  • 2 and 23 March 2011, 11-13h, Beyond GDP: The Quest for a Measure of Social Welfare by Marc Fleurbaey
  • 9 February 2011, 11h,  S. Smulders and C. Di Maria: Endogenous Technological Change and the Cost of Environmental Policy
  • 19 January 2011, 11h,  J.E. Roemer: 'The Ethics of Intertemporal Distribution in a Warming Planet', Env Res Econ 2010
  • 13 December 2010, 11h,  Brekke and Johansson-Stenman: 'The Behavioral Economics of Climate Change', Ox Rev Econ Pol 24:280-97
  • 17 November 2010, 11h,  topic 'the big picture' (i): Behavioral economics development economics, social choice, public choice, and public finance.

PIG Informal Discussion Series

  • 17 February 2012, visit and informal talks at German Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMU)
  • 23 November 2011, meeting and informal talks with Prof Jose Etcheverry (U York, Toronto)
  • 2 May 2011, Visit and discussion with FirstSolar in Frankfurt (Oder)
  • 26 January 2011, at the Bundestag.
  • 29 October 2010, round table 'The Future of International Climate Policy' with guests from the German ministry of environment (BMU)
  • 16 June 2010, round table 'Current Issues in Climate Policy' with 3 guests from the private sector

PIG Research Seminar

  • 10 May 2012, 10h: Kai Lessmann on "Numerical Modeling in Economics".  
  • 22 March 2012, 14h: Status Consumption and its Relevance for Climate Change Policy, by Linus Mattauch
  • 23 February 2012, 15h: The Economics of Virgin Forest Conservation, by Matthias Kalkuhl.
  • 8-9 February 2012, Workshop on Coalition Modelling at PIK
  • 29 November 2011, 11h, Ottmar Edenhofer on "Expectations for Durban and the Future of Climate Policy"
  • 8 November 2011, 14h, Matthias Kalkuhl on "CCS Policies for Climate Change Mitigation"
  • 6 October 2011, 14h, Michael Jakob on "Decomposing Inequality in CO2 Emissions – The Role of Primary Energy Carriers and Economic Sectors"
  • 23 August 2011, 10-12.30h, workshop on climate governance, with presentations from Markus Lederer and Thomas Hickmann (Uni Potsdam) on 'Authority in carbon governance', Steffen Brunner (PIK) on 'Climate finance: quo vadis?' and Christian Flachsland (PIK) on 'Climate finance for developing countries: Blessing or curse?'
  • 9 August 2011, 12-13h, presentation by Christian Au (Hochschule für Philosophie München) on ethical aspects in the integration of developing countries in international climate policy. 
  • 5 July 2011, 14.30 - 15.30, presentation on 'CCS - An Option To Buy Time?' by Matthias Kalkuhl
  • 25 May 2011, 10-13h, workshop on applications of Game Theory, with presentations by J.Heitzig (PIK FF4) on 'Nicht-kooperative und kooperative Analyseansätze zum Emissionsspiel', R.Schmidt (HU Berlin) on 'The timing of climate agreements', W.Habla (LMU Munich) on 'Climate policy and tax/expenditure competition' and M.Jakob (PIK) on 'Strategic Rationales for Public Good Provision in Sequential Climate Games'
  • 16 March 2011, 12h, presentation on 'Committment and Flexibility under Uncertainty' by Steffen Brunner and Michael Jakob
  • 5 October 2010, 14h, presentation on 'carbon leakage' by Michael Jakob
  • 10 August 2010, 'coalition formation with heterogeneous countries and ‘modest’ contributions' by Michael Jakob
  • 15 July 2010, 'signaling in international environmental agreements' by Michael Jakob
  • 16 June 2010, 'From carbonization to decarbonization? - Past trends and future scenarios for China's CO2 emissions?' by Jan Steckel
  • 27 May 2010, 'equilibrium concepts in economics' by Steffen Schlömer

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