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PIER Program Informal Presentation

New Developments in Macroeconomic Modeling Using
Computational General Equilibrium (CGE) Models for Climate Change Studies

Presentation by Prof. Ian Sue Wing

Presentation by Prof. Ian Sue Wing

February 9th, 2006
1 to 2:15 p.m.
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room B
Sacramento, Calif.

Prof. Ian Sue Wing from Boston University will give an informal presentation on new developments on how to simulate induced technology change and how to incorporate bottom-up studies into large-scale computable general equilibrium models. Different research groups are using these models to estimate the economic wide implications of efforts designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the state, national, and international levels.

Prof. Ian Sue Wing is an Assistant Professor in the Geography Department at Boston University (BU), and a research affiliate of the Center for Energy & Environmental Studies at BU and the Joint Program on the Science & Policy of Global Change at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He holds a Ph.D. in Technology, Management & Policy from MIT and a M.S. in economics from Oxford University, where he was the 1994 Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholar. Dr. Sue Wing conducts research and teachings on the economic analysis of energy and environmental policy, with an emphasis on climate change and computational general equilibrium (CGE) analysis of economies' adjustment to macroeconomic shocks. His current research includes investigation of the sources of long-run change in the energy intensity of the U.S. economy, the theoretical and empirical performance of absolute versus intensity-based emission limits under economic and environmental uncertainties, the implications of trade-mediated international productivity spillovers for global carbon emissions and leakage, and the performance of different methods of representing endogenous technological change in CGE models for climate change policy analysis.

Readers interested in more information about CGE models are encouraged to read the following paper:

CGE Models for Economy-Wide Policy Analysis: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (But Were Afraid to Ask)

This paper is available at http://people.bu.edu/isw/

Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone that may be interested on this presentation.

Draft Agenda

1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions - Guido Franco, PIER-EA
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. New Developments in Macroeconomic Modeling using CGE models for Climate Change Studies - Prof. Ian Sue Wing

For more information please contact: Guido Franco 916-654-3940 gfranco@energy.state.ca.us

Date Online: February 2, 2006

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