2018 Departmental Lectures 
Why Do We Need a Social Cost of Carbon?

Maureen Cropper, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Economics, University of Maryland
11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tuesday, February 27
Stahr Auditorium, Stager Hall

One approach to climate policy is to specify a maximum allowable increase in mean global temperature and then determine a path of carbon emissions that will satisfy that target. This approach, adopted by the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices, suggests that carbon should be priced to achieve a temperature-based emissions target. In the United States emphasis has been put on estimating the Social Cost of Carbon - the damages associated with emitting an additional ton of carbon dioxide. Dr. Cropper's talk will focus on why we should calculate a Social Cost of Carbon (SCC), on the role it should play in clamate policy, and on recent progress in estimating the SCC.


2020 Departmental Lectures
Towards a Just Economy: Early Lessons from the Stockton Guaranteed Income Experiment
Amy Castro Baker, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice

5:00 - 7:00 pm, Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Bonchek Lecture Hall  
Lecture Co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology

Faculty Seminars 

2020 - "How to Pay for the Green New Deal," Yeva Nersisyan, March 4, 2020
2018 - "Wage Distributions: Preference and Productivity," Alex Roomets, October 17, 2018
2018 - "Can the Government Hire its Way out of a Recession," Stephen Nicar, April 4, 2018
2018 - "China's Economic Development: What Can We Learn from it?"
                 Vincent Huang, February 7, 2018
2017 - "Regimes of Realization: Using Marx and Kalecki to Understand the U.S. Economy, Including
                 the Great Recession and the 'Recovery'," David Brennan, November 29, 2017
2017 - "The Construction of Production: Perspectives on the Production Boundary Illustrated via
                 Conventional and Marxian National Accounting Aggregates," Daniel Urban, 
                 October 25, 2017