Upcoming Events
Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy Seminar

When September 15, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Author Bio: Julio Ramos Pastrana is an applied economist with research interests in political economy, health economics, and resource and environmental economics. He is interested in the effect of political institutions on economic and environmental outcomes, as well as the role of public programs on people’s health and resource use. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University, an M.A. in economics from El Colegio de México, and a B.A. in economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy Seminar

When September 22, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Where https://psu.zoom.us/j/99472171672?pwd=akhUTlZYN1VnQkdXNlc3NUhjQU9lZz09 - Passcode: 830852

Rebecca Cleary Colorado State University Rebecca Cleary is an assistant professor of agricultural economics at Colorado State University. She holds a Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Wisconsin. Her work focuses on health economics, consumer behavior, and food policy. She is interested in understanding the relationship between at-risk households and lower health outcomes and how policies may be able to contribute to better health outcomes.

M.E. John Seminar

When October 1, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Dr. Richard Mbih is an Assistant Teaching Professor of African Studies and Rural Sociology at Penn State University. He is a Geographer by training and holds a PhD in Geography and Social Sciences from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His research interests focus on agro-pastoral sustainability, environmental conflicts and development studies in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Northwest Cameroon. Currently, Professor Mbih is engaged in two human-environmental security related research projects. The first examines the effects of climate change on agro-pastoral conflicts between indigenous farming and Fulani pastoral communities in Northwest Cameroon. The study also explores the adaptation and mitigation strategies adopted by vulnerable African communities in the face of environmental change. The second project investigates the effects of the current Anglophone crisis in Cameroon on livelihood security and human displacement, leading to the marginalization of the English-speaking minority in Cameroon who are now refugees in neighboring Nigeria, the United States and Mexico.

Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy Seminar

When September 29, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Eric Edwards is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University. His research examines environmental and natural resource management institutions across a variety of resources, including ground and surface water, oil and gas, land, and fisheries. He runs North Carolina’s extension program in water economics, focusing on improving water quality and conservation in the state through economic incentives and markets.

Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy Seminar

When October 6, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Ellen Bruno is an assistant cooperative extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. She conducts research and outreach on economic and policy issues relevant to California’s agriculture and natural resources, with a particular focus on groundwater. She holds a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis, and a B.S. in management science from the University of California, San Diego.

Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy Seminar

When October 13, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Where https://psu.zoom.us/j/99472171672?pwd=akhUTlZYN1VnQkdXNlc3NUhjQU9lZz09; Passcode: 830852

Rigoberto Lopez is the Richard DelFavero Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut. His areas of expertise include food marketing, agricultural policy, and industrial organization. He is the co-editor of Agribusiness and International Journal and associate editor of Applied Economics. Lopez was the director and founder of the Zwick Center of Food and Resource Policy. Current research projects include concentration and competition in the U.S. food system, COVID-19 and climate change impacts on diet quality, and consumer behavior with respect to labeling and new food products.


When October 7, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where 217 Business Building-https://psu.zoom.us/j/99712410613?pwd=NjJLWUViVk12MHhzN1NGcVlZZFgvZz09

Parfait Martial Eloundou-Enyegue's research agenda broadly addresses the interrelationships between population, social change, and sustainable development. Under this general theme, his current projects study the effects of contemporary demographic changes on global inequality, education, youth employment, health, food security and internal conflicts. Parfait's methodological work advances the use of decomposition methods to reconcile micro-and macro-traditions in quantitative sociological research and to understand the sources of social change. Prior to coming to Cornell, he was affiliated with the RAND Corporation (Los Angeles) and earned a doctorate in Demography and Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University and an advanced degree in Agricultural Economics and Development Sociology from Cameroon. He has taught across multiple continents, mostly Africa, North America and Asia, and has extensive experience with field research and policy communication. He was won teaching and prestigious research awards from the Population Association of America and from the Comparative International Education Society; and has received the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards from the College of Agriculture at the Pennsylvania State University. Between 2008 and 2017, and with support from the Hewlett Foundation and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, he led a large effort to advance demographic training in Francophone Africa, including the study of demographic dividends. He has consulted with the United Nations, the World Bank and USAID, and has worked on the Board of Directors of several professional associations and institutions, including the Population Association of America, the Population Reference Bureau, the Guttmacher Institute, and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. He recently was a member of an independent group of 15 scientists nominated by the UN’s Secretary General Panel to draft the first quadrennial report of the report on Sustainable Development Goals.