Teevrat Garg is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego. He is an affiliate of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
Jacob Hochard is an Assistant Professor of Economics at East Carolina University. He is a research fellow at the Center for Natural Hazards Research and an affiliate of the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute.
Meera Mahadewan is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She will join as an Assistant Professor of Economics in Fall 2021 at the University of California, Irvine.
The Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) hosted its annual summer meetings from May 30-31, 2019 at Lake Tahoe. We were pleased to see many sessions, and papers in other topical sessions, focused on developing countries. The highlight was a fantastic keynote by Seema Jayachandran, Professor of Economics at Northwestern University titled, “Why I’m Excited About the Intersection of Environmental & Development Economics.” She focused on how the increased availability of both satellite and administrative data has opened new frontiers. Below, we highlight a non-representative set of papers related to the environment-development nexus that were presented at AERE. Our apologies to those authors’ whose papers we missed; however, our inability to cover all papers hopefully represents the growth in this space. Continue reading