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.