VPC Workshop Schedule

Presentations for Sunday May 20, 2012

All events will be held at the Blackwell Hotel

Keynote Address: "Policies to Promote Voluntary Pollution Reduction: Good News and Bad News"

12:45 - 2:00pm

by Professor Robert Innes
Department of Economics, Merced University

Session 1: Video Footage : Windows Media File or Real Player File

"Corporate environmental Strategies in Developing and Transition economies", Madhu Khanna, Univeristy of Illinios - 9:15-9:45am. 

"Does Community Eco-Certification Attract Business? Costa Rica's Blue Flag Program", Maria A. Naranjo, Environment for Development Program for Central America - 9:45-10:15am

"Agricultural Non-point Source Pollution Control Program in China: Analysis on farmers' participation behavior", Chunlin Hua, Texas A&M University - 10:15-10:45am

Session 2:  Video Footage : Windows Media File or Real Player File

"Does Self-regulation Reduce Accidents: responsible Care in the Chemical Industry", Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, University of Pittsburgh - 11:00-11:30am

"Industry-led Efforts to Promote Voluntary Pollution Control: The Effect of the Chemical Manufacturing Industry's responsible Care Program an Environmental Compliance", Dietrich Earnhart, University of Kansas - 11:30-12:00pm

Session 3:  Video Footage : Windows Media File or Real Player File

 "Policies to Promote Voluntary Pollution Reduction: Good News and Bad News",Professor Robert Innes Department of Economics, Merced University 

"Ohio EPA Involvement in Voluntary Programs", Sean Tolentino, the Ohio EPA - 2:00-2:45pm

Farmers' Willingness to Particapate in Water Quality Credit Trading Programs, Matthew Winden, Ohio State University - 2:45-3:15pm

Session 4:  Video Footage : Windows Media File or Real Player File

"Paying for Pollution? The Effectiveness of Episodic Appeals for Car Trip reduction and Free Transit", Steven Sexton, University of Berkeley - 3:30 - 4:00pm

The Effectiveness of Mandatory Regulation vs Voluntary Program in Hazardous Waste Abatement: Emperical Evidences from National Partnerships for Enviromental Priority Program, Pengfei Lui, University of Connecticut - 4:00 - 4:30pm

"Voluntary Pollution Abatement and Regulation", Neha Khanna, Binghamton University - 4:30-5:00pm

 

Presentations for Monday May 21, 2012

All events will be held at the Blackwell Hotel

Session 5: Video Footage : Windows Media File or Real Player File

"Firm-Level Determinants of Participation in EMAS: A Study of German Publicly Listed Companies", Julia Loy, Heidelberg University, Germany - 9:15-9:45am

"Voluntary Agreements and Private Enforcement of Environmental regulation", Christian Langpap, University of Oregon - 9:45-10:15am

Session 6: Video Footage : Windows Media File or Real Player File

"The Economics of Eco-labeling: Theory and Policy Implications", Chuck Mason, University Wyoming - 10:30-11:00am

"Strategic Information Sharing in the Problem of the Commons", Johnson Kakeu, Georgia Institute of Technology - 11:00 - 11:30am

"Conspicuous Conversation: The Theory of green Signaling and Evidence from Prius Sales", Steven Sexton, University of Berkeley - 11:30am - 12:00pm