EPIC Energy Policy Workshop Series


Science meets policy to develop a consenus around the world's energy challenges and their solutions.



The Energy Policy Workshop Series is a component of the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago's commitment to research and training. It is a forum for faculty, post-docs and graduate students across disciplines whose work focuses on energy, energy policy and energy economics. The workshop hosts faculty speakers from inside and outside of the University of Chicago, and provides a forum for the University of Chicago energy research community to present work in progress.

Below is a listing of upcoming workshops.  Each workshop runs from 12 noon to 1:15pm, unless otherwise noted.

Spring Quarter 2013

April 25

Meghan Busse, Northwestern University
"Did Cash for Clunkers Deliver? The Consumer Effects of the Car Allowance Rebate System."
Booth School of Business, Room C02
Professor Busse’s research focuses on market structure and competition, with particular interest in pricing and price discrimination. Her areas of current research interest are energy economics and the U.S. automobile industry; her study of the auto industry is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

May 9

Hunt Allcott, New York University
Booth School of Business, Room C02
Hunt Allcott is an Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Hunt is also a Scientific Director of ideas42, a think tank that applies insights from psychology and economics to problems in international development, health care, consumer finance, and the energy industry. 

May 23

Joseph Cullen, Washington University in St. Louis
Will Carbon Prices Reduce Emission in the US Electricity Industry? Evidence from the Shale Gas Experience.
Booth School of Business, Room C02
Jospeh Cullen is an economist who investigates the economics of energy and its implications for our environment. He is an Assistant Professor at Washington University in the Olin School of Business where he studies the interaction between government regulation, business decisions, and the environment. Previously, he was the Morgan Blake Environmental Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment.