2012 POWER Conference on
Energy Research and Policy
Friday, March 22, 2012

Joseph Wood Krutch Theater
Clark Kerr Campus
University of California, Berkeley
2601 Warring Street
Berkeley, CA 94720


Morning Sessions

8:00am-9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am-9:15am: Welcome

9:15am-10:45am: Session 1

“Do Local Energy Prices and Regulation Affect the Geographic Concentration of Employment? A Border Pairs Approach” Matthew E. Kahn (University of California, Los Angeles) and Erin T. Mansur (Dartmouth College)

Enrico Moretti (University of California, Berkeley)


11:10am-12:40pm: Session 2

“Cash for Coolers: Evaluation of a Large-Scale Appliance Replacement Program in Mexico” Lucas Davis, Alan Fuchs and Paul Gertler (University of California, Berkeley)

“The Cost of Bounded Rationality: Experimental Evidence From Residential Energy Use” Katrina Jessoe and David Rapson (University of California, Davis)

“External Validity and Partner Selection Bias: A Comparison of 14 Energy Conservation Field Experiments” Hunt Allcott (New York University) and Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University)

Jana Corey (Pacific Gas and Electric)
Chuck Goldman
(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Paul Joskow (Sloan Foundation)

12:40pm-2:10pm: Lunch

2:10pm-2:15pm: Welcome Back

2:15pm-3:00pm: Session 3

“Market Design in Cap and Trade Programs: Permit Validity and Compliance Timing” Stephen Holland (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) and Michael R. Moore (University of Michigan)

“Regulating Greenhouse Gases from Coal Power Plants Under the Clean Air Act” Joshua Linn, Erin Mastrangelo, and Dallas Burtraw (Resources for the Future)

Severin Borenstein (University of California, Berkeley)
Frank Harris (Southern California Edison)


3:25pm-4:55pm: Session 4

“Intermittency and the Value of Renewable Energy” Gautam Gowrisankaran, Stanley Reynolds, and Mario Samano (University of Arizona)

“Measuring the Competitiveness Benefits of a Transmission Investment Policy: The Case of the Alberta Electricity Market” Frank Wolak (Stanford University)

James Bushnell (University of California, Davis)
Meredith Fowlie (University of California, Berkeley)

5:00pm – 6:30pm: Reception with music provided by the jazz combo “Solar Wind”