Workshop on Environmental and Development Economics in Latin America


Workshop on Environmental and Development Economics in Latin America

Friday October 4:

9:00 – 9:20 Registration

9:20 – 9:30 Welcome Remarks

9:30-10:30 1st Keynote Talk: “Economic Development and Natural Resource Reliance: Evidence from Global Microeconomic Data” by Gerald Shively (Purdue University)

10:30 – 11:50    First session

Moderator: Juan Manuel Torres (CIDE)

– Jill L. Caviglia-Harris (Salisbury University)

The Price of our Vanishing Forests: A Hedonic Study of Ecosystem Services in the Brazilian Amazon

Elena Ojea (University of California, SB and the Basque Centre for Climate Change)

Forests in REDD+: Estimating Non-Carbon Benefits from Forest Ecosystem Services

Discussants: Jill L. Caviglia and Elena Ojea

11:50 – 12:00 Coffee/tea Break

12:00 – 13:20 Second session:

Moderator: David R. Heres (CIDE)

– Edward Taylor (University of California, Davis)

Climate Change and Labor Allocation in Mexico: Evidence from Annual Fluctuations in Weather

– Marcelo Olivera (Universidad Autónoma de México, Cuajimalpa)

Climate Change, Rain Fed Maize Productivity and Rural Malnutrition in Mexico

Discussants: Edward Taylor and Marcelo Olivera

13:20 – 14:50    Lunch

14:50 – 15:50   2nd Keynote Talk: “Globalization and Voluntary Environmental Management in Developing Countries” by Madhu Khanna (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

15:50 – 17:10 Third session:

Moderator: Eva O. Arceo (CIDE)

– Jorge Higinio Maldonado (Universidad de los Andes)

Glacier Melting and Retreat: Understanding the Perception of Agricultural Households That Face the Challenges of Climate Change

– Gioia de Melo (Universidad de la República, Uruguay)

The Perils of Peer Punishment: Evidence from a Common Pool Resource Framed Field Experiment

Discussants: Jorge H. Maldonado and Gioia de Melo

 Saturday October 5:

9:30 – 10:50    Fourth session

Moderator: Lopamudra Chakraborti (CIDE)

– Carlos Chávez (Universidad de Concepción, Chile)

Optimal Taxes under Illegal Fishing in ITQ Systems

– Duncan Knowler (Simon Fraser University)

The Value of Marine Species to Local Communities: A Case Study of Whale Watching in Baja, Mexico

Discussants: Carlos Chávez and Duncan Knowler

10:50 – 11:00 Coffee/tea Break

11:00 – 12:20 Fifth session:

Moderator: Lopamudra Chakraborti (CIDE)

Patricia Yanez-Pagans (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Only one tree from each seed? Environmental Effectiveness and Poverty Alleviation in Programs of Payments for Ecosystem Services

Rodrigo Arriagada (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

Impact Evaluation of Protected Area Networks in Avoiding Deforestation

Discussants: Patricia Yanez-Pagans and Rodrigo Arriagada

12:20 – 13:30    Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Short Presentations

Moderator: David R. Heres (CIDE)

– Alejandro Lopez-Feldman (CIDE)

– Pablo Meza (COLMEX)

– Héctor M. Núñez (CIDE)

– Emilie Perge (Columbia University)

14:30-15:30 3rd Keynote Talk: “Structural change, marginal land and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean” by Edward B. Barbier (University of Wyoming)

15:30 - 16:00 Closing Remarks

16:00 Cocktail Reception

If you are interested in attending to the workshop please contact Alejandro López-Feldman to to see if there is space available. 

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