Learn More About the April C-FARE Brandt Forum 2022 Speakers

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Gal Hochman
Ses­sion Title: The design and selec­tion of pol­i­cy: the­o­ry and practice

Gal Hochman is a Pro­fes­sor at the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­tur­al, Food, and Resource Eco­nom­ics at Rut­gers Uni­ver­si­ty. Dr. Hochman received his Ph.D. in Eco­nom­ics at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty in 2004. While com­ing out of his Ph.D., he focused on inter­na­tion­al trade agree­ments and crony cap­i­tal­ism; the stay at UC Berke­ley intro­duced him to ener­gy and agri­cul­tur­al biotech­nol­o­gy. Hochman’s cur­rent work focus­es on issues relat­ed to devel­op­ment, ener­gy, the envi­ron­ment, tech­nol­o­gy, and trade in the con­text of agri­cul­tur­al and nat­ur­al resources. 

Dr. Hochman pre­sent­ed his work in numer­ous con­fer­ences, has more than 50 peered-review pub­li­ca­tions some in top jour­nals, con­tributed to numer­ous book chap­ters, and is cur­rent­ly the board chair of the Coun­cil On Agri­cul­tur­al Food & Resource Economics.

David Zilberman
Ses­sion Title: The Reg­u­la­tion of Agri­cul­ture and the Bioeconomy

 David Zil­ber­man has been a pro­fes­sor in the Agri­cul­tur­al and Resource Eco­nom­ics Depart­ment since 1979 where he holds the Robin­son Chair. He is the cofounder and co-direc­tor of the BEAHRS Envi­ron­men­tal Lead­er­ship Pro­gram (ELP), and is the direc­tor of the Mas­ter of Devel­op­ment Prac­tice (MDP). David writes both for pro­fes­sion­al jour­nals and the gen­er­al pub­lic, and aims to inte­grate eco­nom­ic the­o­ry to real world prob­lems in both devel­oped and devel­op­ing coun­tries. He is also an exten­sion spe­cial­ist, and co-edi­tor of ARE Update. 

David is a fel­low of the Amer­i­can Agri­cul­tur­al Eco­nom­ics Asso­ci­a­tion and the Asso­ci­a­tion of Envi­ron­men­tal and Resource Econ­o­mists. He has pub­lished in var­i­ous fields on the Eco­nom­ics of agri­cul­ture, envi­ron­ment, tech­nol­o­gy and risk, and is most proud of his stu­dents and col­lab­o­ra­tors (we will pro­vide the link to page on per­son­al blog that includes all past stu­dents and post docs, we are still work­ing on it). David com­plet­ed his B.A. in Eco­nom­ics and Sta­tis­tics from Tel Aviv Uni­ver­si­ty in Israel and his PhD in Agri­cul­tur­al and Resource Eco­nom­ics from U.C. Berkeley.

Catherine King
Ses­sion Title: Why does Agri­cul­tur­al Water Pol­lu­tion Pol­i­cy Depend on Vol­un­tary Actions and State Regulation?

 Cather­ine L. Kling is a Tisch Uni­ver­si­ty Pro­fes­sor in the Dyson School of Applied Eco­nom­ics and Man­age­ment and Fac­ul­ty Direc­tor at the Atkin­son Cen­ter for a Sus­tain­able Future. She is past Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Agri­cul­tur­al and Rur­al Devel­op­ment at Iowa State Uni­ver­si­ty where she also held the Pres­i­den­t’s Chair in Envi­ron­men­tal Eco­nom­ics and served for 10 years on EPA’s Sci­ence Advi­so­ry Board.. She was elect­ed to the Nation­al Acad­e­my of Sci­ences in 2015. Kling has pub­lished near­ly 100 ref­er­eed jour­nal arti­cles and books chap­ters and has been an inves­ti­ga­tor on over $15 mil­lion in grants and contracts. 

She spe­cial­izes in the eco­nom­ic val­u­a­tion of ecosys­tem ser­vices, exter­nal­i­ties from agri­cul­tur­al pro­duc­tion, and inte­grat­ed assess­ment mod­el­ing for water qual­i­ty mod­el­ing. Kling chairs the Water Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy Board of the Nation­al Acad­e­my of Sci­ences, serves as edi­tor of the Review of Envi­ron­men­tal Eco­nom­ics and Pol­i­cy, and is an elect­ed Fel­low of both the Asso­ci­a­tion of Envi­ron­men­tal and Resources Econ­o­mists and the Agri­cul­tur­al and Applied Eco­nom­ics Association. 

Dallas Burtraw
Ses­sion Title: The Com­pan­ion Role of Reg­u­la­tions and Mar­ket-Based Incen­tives in the Ener­gy and Elec­tric­i­ty Sectors

 Dal­las Bur­traw has stud­ied the design of incen­tive-based approach­es to envi­ron­men­tal reg­u­la­tion includ­ing emis­sions fees, emis­sions trad­ing, and per­for­mance stan­dards. Burtraw’s cur­rent research includes analy­sis of the dis­tri­b­u­tion­al and region­al influ­ence of cli­mate pol­i­cy, the evo­lu­tion of elec­tric­i­ty mar­kets includ­ing renew­able inte­gra­tion, and the inter­ac­tion of cli­mate pol­i­cy with elec­tric­i­ty mar­kets. He has pro­vid­ed tech­ni­cal sup­port in the design of car­bon diox­ide emis­sions trad­ing pro­grams in the North­east states, Cal­i­for­nia, and the Euro­pean Union.

He also has stud­ied reg­u­la­tion of nitro­gen oxides and sul­fur diox­ide under the Clean Air Act and con­duct­ed inte­grat­ed assess­ment of costs, and mod­eled health and ecosys­tem effects and val­u­a­tion, includ­ing ecosys­tem improve­ment in the Adiron­dack Park and the south­ern Appalachi­an region. Bur­traw serves cur­rent­ly as Chair of the Cal­i­for­nia Inde­pen­dent Emis­sions Mar­ket Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee. Bur­traw holds a Ph.D. in eco­nom­ics and a master’s degree in pub­lic pol­i­cy from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan and a bachelor’s degree from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Davis.