2015 Summary Document

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Sponsored by the University of Michigan Energy Institute and the Michigan Institute for Teaching and Research in Economics (MITRE), this year’s conference included three paper sessions on economic and policy research that addressed energy use in the transportation sector and its environmental implications. In addition to the 2015 paper sessions, a policy panel with representatives from industry, government and academia discussed how transportation policy can foster progress toward long-term fuel economy and emissions goals in the face of fuel price volatility and greenhouse gas emissions standards. The conference featured a selection of papers covering fuel economy and emissions, technology incentives, alternative fuels, consumer adoption and behavior, impact of vehicle scrappage programs, and infrastructure.