2023 Goldstein Memorial Lecture: "Challenges in the Energy Transition"

On Tuesday, April 18, Professor Catherine Hausman of the University of Michigan joined faculty from the Department of Economics to discuss the challenges in transitioning to clean energy and a carbon-neutral future.

Some of the Issues Addressed in Professor Hausman's Goldstein Lecture:

Decarbonization policies are ramping up around the world to address the growing recognition that climate change is hurting the environment, the economy, and people's well-being. These decarbonization initiatives are addressing crucial market failures. At the same time, they face challenges. Professor Hausman will draw from her research on electric and gas utilities, on methane leaks, and on equity considerations to illustrate some of these challenges and to propose solutions to address them.

Catherine H. Hausman is an associate professor at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.  She is also a  research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research. Her work focuses on environmental and energy economics. Recent projects have looked at inequality and environmental quality, the natural gas sector's role in methane leaks, the impact of climate change on the electricity grid, and the effects of nuclear power plant closures. Her research has appeared in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Check back soon for an audio recording that includes the post-lecture discussion by VV Chari, Professor Hausman, and Richard Sandor.