Political Economy and the Environment

 October 22-23, 2009

CORE, Chair Lhoist Berghmans in Environmental Economics and Management
Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

EQUIPPE, Université Lille 1, France

The motivation of this two-day workshop is to promote the use of advanced economic theory in the field of environmental economics, broadly defined. The objective is to gather a set of high-quality contributions that illustrate how methodological tools and concepts developed in political economy can be used to analyze environmental issues or broader issues with an environmental dimension. Papers with a main emphasis on economic issues as well as those with a main emphasis on new methodological aspects are welcome. In the latter case, a definite relationship to the economic aspects is highly desirable.

Programme                                 Registration form

Thursday 22 October 2009
12.30-14.00    Welcome lunch

14.00-16.15    SESSION I
                     Chair :
Thierry Bréchet (CORE, Université catholique de Louvain)
                     Juan-Carlos Altamirano-Cabrera (Ecole polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) 
                    and Hans-Peter Weikard
(Wageningen University)
                    "The influence of political pressure groups on the stability of international climate agreements"
                     Discussant :
Julien Hanoteau (Euromed Management & GEM IEP Paris)

                    Ulrich J. Wagner (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid),
                    "Estimating strategic complementarities in a dynamic game of timing: The case of the Montreal protocol"
                    Discussant : Juan Carlos Altamirano-Cabrera (Ecole polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

                    Hans-Peter Weikard (Wageningen University), Leo Wrangler (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany)
and Andreas Freytag (ECIPE, Brussels)
                    "Minimum participation rules with heterogeneous countries"
                    Discussant : Henry Tulkens (CORE, Université catholique de Louvain)

16.15-16.45    Coffee break

16.45-18.15    SESSION II
                    Chair : Henry Tulkens (CORE, Université catholique de Louvain)
                    Zili Yang (State University of NY at Binghamton) and Philip Sirianni (State University of NY at Binghamton)
                    "Balancing contemporary fairness and historical justice: An 'Envy-free' proposal for GHG mitigations"
                    Discussant : Leo Wrangler (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany)

                    Ruben DURANTE (Brown University)
                    "Climate variability, risk sharing and the economic origins of social trust: evidence from Europe: 1500-2000"
                    Discussant : Stéphane ZUBER (CORE, Université catholique de Louvain)

Thursday 23 October 2009
09.00-10.30    SESSION III
                    Chair : Stéphane Lambrecht (EQUIPPE, Université de Lille 1)
                    Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline (Université Paris 1) and Mouez Fodha (University Paris I)
                    "Environmental tax and the distribution of income among heterogeneous workers"
                    Discussant : Thomas Baudin (CORE, Université catholique de Louvain)

                    Kirill Borissov (Institute for Economics and Mathematics, Russia), Thierry Bréchet (CORE, Université 
                    catholique de Louvain)
and Stéphane Lambrecht (Université de Lille 1, EQUIPPE)
                    "Median voter environmental maintenance"
                    Discussant : Jean Hindriks (CORE, Université catholique de Louvain)

10.30-11.00    Coffee break

11.00-12.30    SESSION IV    
                    Chair : Alain Ayong le Kama (EQUIPPE, Université de Lille 1)
                    Julien Hanoteau (Euromed Management & GEM IEP Paris)
                    "Lobbying for the initial allocation of carbon permits in Europe"
                    Discussant  Joris Morbee (CES, KEULeuven)

                    Shu Yang (Universita Cattolica Del Sacre Cuore, Italy)
                    "An adverse selection model applied to environmental regulation"
                    Discussant : Simon De Jaeger (HUBrussel)

12.30-14.00    Lunch

14.00-15.30    SESSION V
                    Chair : Jean Hindriks (CORE, Université catholique de Louvain)
                    Simon De Jaeger (HUBrussel), Johan Eyckmans (HUBrussel-CEM & KUL), Stefan Van Parijs (University of Ghent) 
and Tom Verbeke (HUBrussel)
                    "Waste demand in the contex of waste-price mimicking and waste tourism: a case studyof Flemish municipalities"
                    Discussant : Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline (University Paris I)

                    Joris Morbee (CES, KULeuven)
                    "Political economy of resource taxation in petroleum-producing countries"
                    Discussant : Shu Yang (Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Italy)

15.30-16.30    Farewell drink

Scientific committee
Thierry Bréchet, Jean Hindriks (CORE, UCL)
Alain Ayong le Kama, Stéphane Lambrecht (EQUIPPE, U. Lille 1)

Organization committee
Thierry Bréchet and Stéphane Lambrecht

The registration is free but COMPLULSORY. Plesase fill in registration form.

Location of Meeting
CORE, Université catholique de Louvain, Room b-135, 
34, voie du Roman Pays, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Contact & information
Catherine Germain, Executive secretary
Center for Operations Research and Econometrics
Université catholique de Louvain
34, Voie du Roman Pays B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
E-mail: catherine.germain@uclouvain.be
Phone: 00.32.(0)

Deadline for registration : October 19, 2009

| 12/10/2009 |