CDE Conference 2017

Climate Change and Development Policy

Williams College Center for Development Economics
2017 Conference

April 13 and 14, 2017, Williamstown, MA

All events open to the public

 [Download Printable Conference Schedule Here]


Thursday, April 13
Brooks – Rogers Recital Hall

8:00 PM: Catherine Wolfram, UC Berkeley, “Energy Use in the Developing World: Perspectives from Kenya and India”


Friday, April 14
Griffin Hall, Room 3

9:00 AM: Gil Beltran, Undersecretary and Chief Economist, Department of Finance, Republic of the Philippines, “Perspectives from the Most Vulnerable”

9:45 AM: Susmita Dasgupta, World Bank, “Urban Flooding of Greater Dhaka in a Changing Climate: Building Local Resilience to Disaster Risk”

10:30 AM: Coffee Break

10:45 AM: Vijayendra Rao, World Bank, “Can Communities Be Made More Resilient to Climate Change? Evidence from Hurricane Phailin in India”

11:30 AM: Douglas Gollin, Oxford University, “Climate Change and Agriculture in the Developing World: Technology, Adaptation, and Risk Management”

12:15 PM: Lunch Break

1:45 PM: Kelsey Jack, Tufts University, “Income and Climate Change: Where Mitigation and Adaptation Collide”

2:30 PM: Ujjayant Chakravorty, Tufts University, “Can China Meet Its Paris Clean Energy Commitments? Preliminary Evidence from an Economic Model”

3:15 PM: Coffee Break

3:30 PM: Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development, “Climate Finance: Why the World Bank Does Too Little and What’s Needed to Ensure it does More”

4:15 PM: Michael Gerrard, Columbia Law School and Earth Institute, “Global Climate Action in the Age of Trump”