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Three AAEA members present new research at 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting

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Efforts to make a transition to renewable energy and higher energy efficiency have encountered significant political and public resistance. The Trump administration announced this year that they will roll back two key policies established by the previous administration, the Clean Power Plan and Fuel Economy Standards. Additionally, the state Supreme Court in Illinois blocked efforts to establish transmission networks to transmit wind power from Iowa to Illinois. In a session “Energy Market and Regulations” happening at the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting, 3 presenters will discuss the rationale for these policy changes and their distributional and environmental implications.

Madhu Khanna from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a presenter in this sessions will explore “Repeal of the Clean Power Plan: Who Gains and Who Loses?” Gaurav Doshi and Xiaodong (Sheldon) Du from the University of Wisconsin-Madison drill into the “Effect of Transmission Integration on Prices on Congestion Revenue Rights: Evidence from the Texas Electricity Market.” Chi Ta from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will speak on “Costs of Energy Efficiency Mandates Can Reverse the Sign of Rebound” as well as “What Drives the Effects of Renewable Portfolio Standards on Emissions and Renewable Deployment?: Theory and Empirical Analysis.”

If you are interested in attending the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA register for a complimentary Media Registration or to set up an interview with any of the authors, please contact Allison Scheetz at ascheetz(at)aaea(dot)org in the AAEA Business Office. You can also learn more on our Annual Meeting Media Kit page. View the entire program of sessions on the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting mobile app by searching for “AAEA 2019” in your app store.

About 1,400 participants are expected to attend the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting, which will take place on July 21-23 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit http://www.aaea.org.

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