Full Program

Day 1
20 Oct 2017
08:00 - 08:45

Breakfast & Registration

Paper Session #1:  Trade-Offs Among Vehicle Attributes

SESSION CHAIR: WILLIAM CHERNICOFF,TOYOTA MOBILITY FOUNDATION

“The Effect of Fuel Economy Standards on Vehicle Weight Dispersion and Accident Fatalities”
Antonio Bento (University of Southern California), Kenneth Gillingham (Yale University), Kevin Roth (University of California, Irvine)
Presenting Author: Kenneth Gillingham

“Consumer Willingness to Pay for Vehicle Attributes: What Do We Know?”
David Greene (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Anushah Hossain (University of California, Berkeley), Julia Hofmann (RTI International), Gloria Helfand (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Robert Beach (RTI International)
Presenting Author: David Greene

“How Much Do Consumers Value Fuel Economy and Performance? Evidence from Technology Adoption”
Benjamin Leard (Resources for the Future), Joshua Linn (Resources for the Future), Yichen Christy Zhou (Resources for the Future and Clemson University)
Presenting Author: Benjamin Leard

Discussion of Paper Session #1

Dicussants:
  • James Sallee, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Shannon Baker-Branstetter, Energy and Environment Policy Counsel for Consumers Union

SESSION #2: TBD

Emily Wimberger
John DeCicco

Panel Discussion A: Economics of Emerging Mobility Systems 

MODERATOR: ELLEN HUGHES-CROMWICK, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ENERGY INSTITUTE

Economics Panel Discussion Members:

  • Fellipe Balieiro, Senior Consultant, Oil Markets, Midstream & Downstream, IHS Markit
  • Alexander Keros, Director, GM Urban Mobility and Maven Public Policy, General Motors
  • Rod Lache, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities
  • Neil Schloss, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ford Mobility, LLC
  • Qiang Hong, Senior Research Scientist, Transportation Systems Analysis Group, Center for Automotive Research

Paper Session #2:  Electric Vehicles

SESSION CHAIR: RYAN KELLOGG, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

“Network Externality and Subsidy Structure in Two-Sided Markets: Evidence from EV Incentives”
Katalin Springel (University of California, Berkeley)
Presenting Author: Katalin Springel

“Do Electric Vehicles Need Subsidies? A Comparison of Ownership Costs for C/H/EVs”
Hanna Breetz (Arizona State University), Deborah Salon (Arizona State University)
Presenting Authors: Hanna Breetz and Deborah Salon

Discussants:

  • Joshua Cregger, Technology Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center
  • Stephen Holland, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Paper Session #3:  The Structure of Fuel Markets  

SESSION CHAIR: SAMUEL STOLPER, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

“Fuel Subsidy Pass-Through and Market Structure: Evidence from the Renewable Fuel Standard”
Gabriel Lade (Iowa State University), James Bushnell (University of California, Davis)
Presenting Author: Gabriel Lade

Discussant:

  • Michael Leister, Senior Associate, Stillwater Associates

Panel Discussion B:  Infrastructure Finance for Existing and Emerging Mobility Systems

MODERATOR: JOHN DECICCO, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ENERGY INSTITUTE

Finance Panel Discussion Members:

  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Director, MTI National Transportation Finance Center and Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, San Jose State University
  • Mary Zimmerman, Director, Office of Transportation Policy Studies, U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration
  • Jim Tymon, Chief Operating Officer/ Director of Policy and Management, AASHTO
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