Research Centre for Environmental Economics (RCEE)
Research Center for Environmental Economics
Forschungszentrum für Umweltökonomik (FZU)
RCEE researchers were present at many of the season’s virtual conferences.
- At the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists’ Virtual Conference on June 3-5, Alexander Dangel presented the paper “Air Quality Alerts and Transportation Choice: Investigating the Effectiveness of a Particulate Matter Alert System” (joint with Timo Goeschl and Julia Zyder).
- At the 25th Annual and 1st entirely virtual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economist (EAERE), the following papers by members of the AWI were presented (in alphabetical order of authors, presenters in bold): Date Marks, Valuation, and Food Waste: An In-Store `Eggsperiment' (Alessio D Amato, Timo Goeschl, Luisa Lorè, Mariangela Zoli); Where the wind blows: Using wind direction to assess the impact of air pollution on the long-term health consequences of Indian children (Anca Balietti, Souvik Datta, Stefanija Veljanoska); Basis Risk Effects on the Demand for Index Insurance. Experimental Games with Colombian Coffee Growers (Stephen Boucher, Santiago Gomez Cardona, and Andres Moya); How to Design the Ask? Funding Units vs. Giving Money (Johannes Diederich, Raphael Epperson, and Timo Goeschl); The Creation of Social Norms under Weak Institutions (Florian Diekert, Tillmann Eymess, Joseph Luomba, and Israel Waichman); The Nature of Experience (Florian Diekert, Timo Goeschl, and Christian König-Kersting); Early Warning Signals (Florian Diekert, Daniel Heyen, and Frikk Nesje); Restrictive quotas, risk, and income smoothing (Florian Diekert and Robbert Schaap); The Effectiveness of Prosocial Air Quality Alerts: An Empirical Study of a Particulate Matter Alert System (Timo Goeschl, Alexander Dangel, and Julia Zyder); Cross-dynastic intergenerational altruism (Frikk Nesje).
- Timo Goeschl organized and chaired a Thematic Session at the EAERE conference under the title “More Dilemmas for the Omnivore: Experiments on the Role of Information in Food & Environment” with presentations by Alessio d’Amato (Rome), Luca Panzone (Newcastle), Grischa Perino (Hamburg), and Nicolas Treich (Toulouse).
STAFF NEWSSebastian Rausch joined us on August 1st as Professor of Environmental, Resource & Energy Economics in a joint appointment with the ZEW. Previously, Sebastian was Assistant Professor of Energy Economics at ETH Zurich. More information on Sebastian can be found here.
Timo Goeschl was interviewed on national radio (‘Deutschlandfunk’) about the effect of the German government’s VAT changes on petrol prices at the pump and the environmental consequences of lowering taxes on fuels and cars.
The International Joint Research Project OceanFrontChange started at Heidelberg University in June under the direction of Florian Diekert with the support of Yonss José and Paul Tuda.
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS BROWNBAG SEMINAR
Presenter: Dana Kassem (University of Mannheim)
Location: via ZOOM (meeting URL: tba) Time: 12:30 to 14:00
Upcoming seminar dates can be found at https://www.uni-heidelberg.de/fakultaeten/wiso/awi/professuren/umwelt/seminar.html