Challenges in the Energy Transition

Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture
Challenges in the energy transition
Event Date & Time
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Event Location
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium

301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Join the Department of Economics for the 2023 Jon Goldstein Memorial Lecture on Economics & Environmental Policy featuring speaker Catherine H. Hausman, University of Michigan. Attend in person or online.

About the topic

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

About the speaker

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.

Professor Hausman is a proud University of Minnesota alumna. She holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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