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Upton Forum Panel Discussion: Modern Energy and the Wealth of Nations

Date: Friday, October 27th, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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Moore Lounge

700 College Street

Contact: Jennifer Kodl,, 2775

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Andrew Revkin, one of the nation's most prominent environmental journalists (he will also serve on the Thursday night panel). From Wikipedia: He "is an American science and environmental journalist and author. He has written on a wide range of subjects including destruction of the Amazon rain forest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, sustainable development, climate change, and the changing environment around the North Pole. In December, 2016, he joined the staff of the independent investigative newsroom ProPublica as senior reporter for climate and related issues. He was a reporter for the New York Times from 1995 through 2009 and wrote the Dot Earth environmental blog for The Times' Opinion Pages from 2010 through 2016. From 2010 to 2016 he was also the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University,[1] He is also a performing songwriter and was a frequent accompanist of Pete Seeger.

B. Kelsey Jack, James L. Paddock Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Tufts University. Co-author with 2017 Miller Upton Scholar Michael Greenstone of “Envirodevonomics: A research agenda for an emerging field” Journal of Economic Literature, 53(1): 5-42.

Rema Hanna, "the Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School and Co-Director of the Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) research program at the Center for International Development, Harvard University. In addition, Hanna is a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and an affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)." Paper co-authored with Michael Greenstone: Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves (joint with Esther Duflo and Michael Greenstone). NBER Working Paper #18033, forthcoming at American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. (She has multiple papers with Abhijit Banerjee.)

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