Christiane Baumeister is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame where she currently holds the Robert and Irene Bozzone Collegiate Chair. She is a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research and at CESifo. Prior to joining Notre Dame in July 2015, she was a Principal Researcher in the International Economic Analysis Department at the Bank of Canada. She has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund and at various central banks, including the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Dallas, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, the Bank of France and the Bank of Finland. Her research interests are empirical macroeconomics, energy markets and monetary economics. Baumeister has worked extensively on forecasting the real price of oil, disentangling the determinants of oil price fluctuations and quantifying the effects of oil price shocks on the macroeconomy. Her recent research focuses on Bayesian inference in structural vector autoregressions. Her work has been published in Econometrica, the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and the International Economic Review, among others. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Ghent University in Belgium.
Don Fullerton is Gutgsell Endowed Professor at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where he is in the Finance Department, the Center for Business and Public Policy (CBPP), and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA). He is Editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE). His research analyzes economic effects of public policies, including distributional and efficiency effects of environmental policy. He received a BA from Cornell in 1974 and a PhD in Economics from U.C. Berkeley in 1978. He taught at Princeton University (1978-84), the University of Virginia (1984-94), Carnegie Mellon University (1991-94) and the University of Texas (1994-2008), before joining the University of Illinois in 2008. From 1985 to 1987, he served in the U.S. Treasury Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis.
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Kathy Baylis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois. She works on international agriculture, forestry, trade and environment, with a particular interest in understanding policy impacts on food security and conservation. She joined the department after several years as an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia and earning her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 2003. Kathy has worked in agricultural policy in both Canada and the United States. In 2001/02, she was the staff economist in charge of agriculture and forestry for the Council of Economic Advisors in the White House, and in the mid-1990s, she worked as Executive Secretary with the National Farmers Union in Canada. She has helped bring in over $30 million in grants and has successfully advised and graduated over 25 graduate students. She has published over 40 journal articles and book chapters on agriculture, forestry, trade and environmental policy. She has also coauthored a textbook on Canadian and U.S. agricultural policy.
Sébastien Houde is a senior researcher at ETH Zurich. He received his PhD from Stanford University. He has interests in energy and environmental economics, behavioral economics, and empirical industrial organization. His research focuses on investigating different policy tools used to manage energy demand, address climate change, and better design energy systems. His current projects investigate the welfare effects of minimum energy efficiency standards, and information programs to reduce energy use in the appliance and transportation sectors.
Juan-Pablo Montero is Professor of Economics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC Chile) and has held visiting positions at the MIT Sloan School of Management (2000-2001) and at Harvards Kennedy School of Government (2005-2006). He received a Civil Engineering degree from PUC Chile and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from MIT. His research work concentrates on industrial organization, environmental and resource economics and has been published in leading academic journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Economic Theory or RAND Journal of Economics. He has served in the editorial boards of Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Review of Environment and Development Economics, among others, and now is Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. He has also been a consultant for the Government of Chile, private corporations and international organizations in topics of industrial organization and environmental regulation. In 2007 he was named "Chilean Economist of the Year" by El Mercurio, the main Chilean newspaper.
Katrin Rehdanz is Professor of Environmental and Energy Economics at the Department of Economics at Kiel University. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Hamburg. From the end of 2007 to 2012 she was leading the young researchers group Valuing the Ocean within the cluster of excellence initiative The Future Ocean funded by the German government. Since the end of 2016, she is the Director of the Institute for Regional Science, Environmental and Resource Economics. She has a wide array of research interests revolving around the issue of ensuring sustainable well-being. Her particular interests lie in the field of quantitative analysis using spatial explicit information and the valuation of non-market benefits and costs. She has published various articles in international journals and has been the principle investigator of a number of international and national third-party funded projects.
Katheline Schubert earned her PhD in economics from Univ. Paris 1 in 1986. She is currently a professor at Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and holds an associate chair at Paris School of Economics. Her research interests are in environmental economics, natural resources economics, dynamic macroeconomics and growth theory. Her most recent works are on climate economics and on energy transition. She has published on these topics in many top journals, among which American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Energy Journal, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Public Economic Theory. She has been a member of the French Economic Council for Sustainable Development (CEDD) since 2011 and is past-president of the French Economic Association (AFSE).