Upcoming Events
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.

Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy Seminar

When October 27, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Where Online Webinar

Transforming the electric power grid is central to any viable scenario for addressing global climate change, but the politics of this transformation are complex.

Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy Seminar

When November 10, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Valerie J. Karplus is an associate professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Karplus studies resource and environmental management in firms operating in diverse national and industry contexts, with a focus on the role of institutions and management practices in explaining performance. Karplus is an expert on China’s energy system, including technology and business model innovation, energy system governance, and the management of air pollution and climate change. She works with a collaborative team of researchers to study the micro and macro determinants of clean energy transitions in emerging markets, with a focus on China and India. She is a faculty affiliate of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, the MIT Energy Initiative, and the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. Karplus holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and political science from Yale University and a doctoral degree in engineering systems from MIT.

M.E. John Seminar

When December 3, 2021, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Tine Haubner studied sociology, philosophy and psychology and is a post-doctoral research associate at the Sociological Institute of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena/Germany. Her research focuses mainly on the intersection of work, welfare state and social inequality combining qualitative research with sociological theory. She completed her Ph.D. on informal work and exploitation in elder care between 2013 and 2016 and has received several awards for this work. From 2017 to 2020, she led a research project on civic engagement in Germany. Currently, she is leading a four-year research project on rural poverty and informal economies in Germany. In this context, she is spending a six-month re-search stay at the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at Penn State University.

Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy Seminar

When November 17, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Rick Horan is a professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University and teaches natural resource economics. His research interests are in the areas of environmental and natural resource economics management and policy design. In particular, he concentrates on understanding feedbacks between economic and ecological systems and how these affect management opportunities. Horan has served as editor of Resource and Energy Economics (2010–13) and as an associate editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2008-11) and Natural Resource Modeling (2007-08).

Spring 2022 Stories from the Field Conversation Series

When January 26, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Center for Economic and Community Development invites you to join us for the Spring 2022 “Stories from the Field” series. Join us to hear from and talk with speakers Allyson Muth, Walt Whitmer, and Janelle Larson about their community engagement and applied research. Please feel free to share with your networks as appropriate.