4 Events

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: James Stock on "The Climate Implications of U.S. LNG Facilities"

Mon., Mar. 20, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

Join us for an Energy Policy Seminar featuring James Stock, Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and member of the faculty at Harvard Kennedy School. Stock will give a talk on "What’s Up with Natural Gas Prices? The Climate Implications of U.S. LNG Facilities." Q&A to follow. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Registration: No RSVP is required. Room capacity is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The seminar will also be streamed via Zoom. Virtual attendees should register using the button below; upon registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. 

Recording: The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page (typically one week later). Those who register for this event will automatically receive a link to the recording as soon as it becomes available.

Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

Sponsors: The Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: "Introducing the Salata Institute" and "The New Geopolitics of Energy"

Mon., Sep. 12, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

Join us for the first Energy Policy Seminar of Fall 2022. James Stock, Harvard's Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability and the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will provide an overview of the new Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability. Meghan O'Sullivan, the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and the Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), will then discuss "The New Geopolitics of Energy."

HKS Professor Joe Aldy will moderate the seminar and Q&A. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Attendance: In-person attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders. Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. For those attending virtually, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

Wind turbines on Vihreäsaari island in Oulu, 4 April 2012. In 1990, Finland became the first European country to enact carbon taxes.

Wikimedia CC/Estormiz

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Macroeconomic Impact of Europe's Carbon Taxes

Thu., July 16, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:15pm

Online

Speaker: James H. Stock, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University

Policymakers often express concern about the impact of carbon taxes on employment and GDP. Focusing on European countries that have implemented carbon taxes over the past thirty years, the speaker estimates the macroeconomic impacts of these taxes on GDP and employment growth rates for various specifications and samples. His point estimates suggest a zero to modest positive impact on GDP and total employment growth rates. More importantly, he finds no robust evidence of a negative effect of the tax on employment or GDP growth.

Registration is required. Please click here to register in advance for this webinar.