International Environmental Policymaking and Agreements - Program

April 8-9, 2011 at Yale University
Sponsored by the Georg Walter Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy.

Conference Organizers: Bard Harstad, Giovanni Maggi, Helen Milner, Kenneth Scheve

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Friday, April 8, 2011

8 AM: Breakfast and Introduction

8:30 – 9:40 AM: Panel 1

Scott Barrett, Columbia University
“Climate Treaties and Approaching Catastrophes”

Discussant: Helen Milner, Princeton University

9:50 – 11:00 AM: Panel 2

Alexander Thompson, Ohio State University
“Efficiency, Distribution and the Soft Law Future of the Climate Regime”
Discussant: Josh Ederington, University of Kentucky

11:20 – 12:30 PM: Panel 3

Bard Harstad, Northwestern University
“Buy Coal? Deposit Markets Prevent Carbon Leakage”
Discussant: Robert Staiger, Stanford University

12:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 – 2:40 PM: Panel 4

Charles Kolstad, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Public Goods Agreements with Other-Regarding Preferences”
Discussant: Kaj Thomsson, Maastricht University

2:50 – 4:00 PM: Panel 5

Johannes Urpelainen, Columbia University
“Technology Deployment Agreements:
Increasing Participation in Climate Cooperation

Discussant: Matthew Kotchen, Yale University

4:20 – 5:30 PM: Panel 6

Thomas Bernauer, ETH Zürich
“Is There a ‘Depth versus Participation’ Dilemma in International Cooperation?”
Discussant: Erik Voeten, Georgetown University

7:00 PM: Dinner

Saturday, April 9, 2011

8 AM: Breakfast

8:30 – 9:40 AM: Panel 7

Prajit Dutta, Columbia University
“Capital Growth in a Global Warming Model:
Will China and India Sign a Climate Treaty?”

Discussant: Brian Copeland, University of British Columbia

9:50 – 11:00 AM: Panel 8

Larry Karp, University of California, Berkeley
“Incentives to join IEAs with Permit Trading and Safety Valves”
Discussant: Peter Rosendorff, New York University

11:20 – 12:30 PM: Panel 9

Xun Cao, University of Essex
“Building State Capacity for Environmental Protection?
Lessons from an Environmental Politics Model for Authoritarian States”

Discussant: Jude Hays, University of Pittsburgh

12:30 PM: Lunch and Adjourn