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Program 2008: Natural Resources and Environmental Economics Workshop

Winter 2008  (Archives)

Location : McGill University
855 Sherbrooke West, Leacock 429 Pavillon
9:00 – 12:00

Workshop Poster 

11 janvier / January 11
Responsable / In charge : 1) John Hartwick (Queen’s University)
2) Robert Cairns (McGill University)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Declining Exhaustible Resource Rent with Small, Distinct Extractive Firms
2) Sustainable Development of Easter Island

 

18 janvier / January 18
Responsable / In charge : 1) Guiomar Martìn-Herràn (Universidad de Valladolid)
2) Joan Canton (Université d’Ottawa)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Property Rights for Natural Resources and Sustainable Growth in a Two-Country Trade Model
2) Redealing the cards: how an eco-industry modifies the political economy of environmental taxes

 

25 janvier / January 25
Responsable / In charge : 1) Vincent Boucher et Yann Bramoullé (Université Laval)
2) Jérémy Luchetti (HEC Montr eal)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Risk Aversion and International Environmental Agreements
2) Choosing and Sharing

 

1 février / February 1
Responsable / In charge : 1) Pablo Andrès Domenech (HEC Montréal)
2) Lucia Sbragia (GERAD, HEC Montréal)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Forest Conservation and CO2 emissions: a Viability Approach
2) Dynamic models for international environmental agreements

 

8 février / February 8
Responsable / In charge : 1) Johnson Kakeu (Université de Montréal)
2) Skander Ben Abdallah et Pierre Lasserre (UQAM)
3) Sophie Legras (GERAD)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Quest for the Top Status and Global Warming
2) Harvest age, species choice, and uncertainty in forestry
3) Coupled markets for coupled externalities : water management in the context of irrigation-induced salinity

 

15 février / February 15
Responsable / In charge : 1) John Janmaat (University of British Columbia, Okanagan)
2) Ngo Van Long (McGill University)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Fishing in a Shallow Lake: A Case for Effort Controls
2) Relative Consumption and Resource Extraction under Perfect Property Rights
(addedum : notes)

 

22 février / February 22
Responsable / In charge : 1) Georges Zaccour (GERAD, HEC Montréal)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Sustainability of cooperation in differential games (A tutorial)

 

29 février / February 29
Responsable / In charge : 1) Carolyn Fischer (Resources for the Future)
2) Louise Lavoie (UQAM)
3) Didier Tatoutchoup (Université de Montréal)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Competing Environmental Labels
2) Lifestyles and Risk on Health and Longevity
3) The impact of paper recycling on the stock of trees

 

7 mars / March 7
Responsable / In charge : 1) Marie-Hélène Hubert (University of Victoria)
2) Barnabé Djegnéné (Université de Montréal)
3) Eric Bahel (Université de Montréal)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Land-use, land-use changes and biological carbon sequestration
2) Agricultural Cooperatives Reputation and Endogenous Membership in Mixed Duopsonies
3) Optimal management of strategic reserves of nonrenewable natural resources

 

14 mars / March 14
Responsable / In charge : 1) Walid Marrouch (HEC Montréal)
2) Denis Claude (GERAD, HEC Montréal)
3) Markus Herrmann (Université Laval)
Sujet / Topic : 1) A Trade-Environment Coalitional Game: WTO versus Kyoto
2) Pollution accumulation and the greening of consumption: notes on the design of the optimal tax policy
3) Monopoly Pricing of an Antibiotic Subject to Bacterial Resistance

 

21 mars / March 21
Congé de Pâques / Easter break

 

28 mars / March 28
Responsable / In charge : 1) Sjak Smulders (University of Calgary and Tilburg University)
2) Hassan Benchekroun (McGill University)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Endogenous technological change and the cost of environmental policy
2) On the equivalence of open-loop and feedback Nash equilibrium in an oligopoly on the market for a nonrenewable resource (paper2)

 

4 avril / April 4
Responsable / In charge : 1) Yevenunye Keoula (HEC Montreal)
2) Calvin Atewamba (Université de Montréal)
3) Samer Atallah (McGill University)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Living with the curse of dimensionality: Closed-loop optimization in a large-scale fisheries simulation model
2) On using average extraction cost data to estimate the Hotelling rule
3) Choice of Market Instruments with Strategic Firms

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
1) Woodward, R.T. , Y.S Wui,. and W.L. Griffin. “Living with the curse of dimensionality: Closed-loop optimization in a large scale fisheries simulation model” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87(2005) 48-60
2) “Steady-state growth in a Hotelling model of resource extraction”, C.-Y. Cynthia Lina, Gernot Wagner, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 54 (2007) 68–83.
3) Biglaiser, G., J. K. Horowitz, et al. (1995). “Dynamic pollution regulation.” Journal of Regulatory Economics 8(1): 33-44.
Moledina, A. A., J. S. Coggins, et al. (2003). “Dynamic environmental policy with strategic firms: prices versus quantities.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 45(2, Supplement 1): 356-376.
Weitzman, M. L. (1974). “Prices vs. Quantities.” The Review of Economic Studies 41(4): 477-491.
Weitzman, M. L. (1980). “The “Ratchet Principle” and Performance Incentives.” The Bell Journal of Economics 11(1): 302-308.

11 avril / April 11
Responsable / In charge : 1) Bruno Nkuiya (Université de Montréal)
2) Eric Dufresne (UQAM)
3) Octave Keutiben (Université de Montréal)
Sujet / Topic : 1) Asymmetry and self-enforcing International Environmental Agreement
2) A review of discounting in the context of climate change
3) A Spatial Model of International Trade in Exhaustible Resources: Welfare, Trade Policy and Rent Sharing

 

9 mai / May 9
Responsable / In charge : 1) Aart de Zeeuw (Tilburg University)
2) Stephen Salant (University of Michigan)
Sujet / Topic : 1) The Economics of Shallow Lakes
2) Willpower and the Optimal Control of Visceral Urges

Bibliographie / Bibliography :
1) Maler, K.G., Zepapadeas A., De Zeeuw, A. “The Economics of Shallow Lakes”, Environmental and Resource Economics 26: 603–624, 2003.
Kossioris G., Plexousakis M., Maler K.G., Zepapadeas A., De Zeeuw, A. “Feedback Nash Equilibria for Non-Linear Differential Games in Pollution Control”, mimeo.
2) Sandra AAMODT and Sam WANG, “Tighten Your Belt, Strengthen Your Mind”, New York Times, 2008.

 

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