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Knowledge@Wharton: August 12, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Elizabeth Robinson (Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Reading), Pamela McElwee (Associate Professor, Rutgers University), and Bruce McCarl (University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Texas A & M University) on the Monday, August 12, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Monday, August 12, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

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Elizabeth Robinson

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Elizabeth Robinson

Bruce McCarl

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Bruce McCarl

Pamela McElwee

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Pamela McElwee

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Elizabeth Robinson

Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Reading

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Professor Elizabeth Robinson is an environmental economist with over twenty five years’ experience working in lower-income countries, including six living in Tanzania and Ghana. Her research addresses the design of policies and institutions to reduce climate change emissions, protect the environment, improve the livelihoods of resource-dependent communities, and enhance agricultural systems. Her recent focus includes climate change and systemic risk; tracking the co-benefits of climate change mitigation and health, oriented particularly around food security and food systems; and the social, environmental, and ecological tradeoffs of agricultural expansion. She has a first class degree in Engineering, Economics, and Management from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Applied Economics from Stanford University. Before joining the University of Reading she has variously worked at the Boston Consulting Group, the World Bank, Natural Resources Institute, as a tutorial fellow in economics at the University of Oxford, and was on the Defra Economic Advisory Panel for five years. She has over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

 

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Pamela McElwee

Associate Professor, Rutgers University

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Pamela McElwee is an Associate Professor of Human Ecology in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She has conducted fieldwork on biodiversity, forestry and climate issues in Asia since 1996, and holds a Ph.D. in Forestry & Environmental Studies and Anthropology from Yale University. She is the author of Forests Are Gold: Trees, People and Environmental Rule in Vietnam (2016, U of Washington Press).

 

Twitter- @pammcelwee

Personal Site- https://www.pamelamcelwee.com
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Bruce McCarl

University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Texas A & M University

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Bruce A. McCarl is University Distinguished Professor, Presidential Impact Fellow, Regents Professor, Senior AgriLife Research Fellow and Professor of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M.  Dr. McCarl has been at Texas A&M since 1985 and was previously at Oregon State and Purdue. He earned a B.S. in Business Statistics from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in Management Science from Pennsylvania State University. He works on economic implications of biofuels, global climate change and greenhouse gas emission reduction, as well as forestry and agricultural policy design, mathematical programming and risk analysis. He is the author of 287 journal articles and more than 400 other papers and presentations. He has been involved with over $82 million in sponsored research.  He is a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association plus a fellow of both the Western and Southern Agricultural Economics Associations.  He was part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that was co recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
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