2022 PDRI Conference on Climate Change & the Environment on May 12th – Register now!

April 2022

Registration for the 2022 PDRI Conference on Climate Change and the Environment on May 12th is now open. The final conference program for the conference is available below and at the following link. We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

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PDRI Conference on Climate Change and the Environment

May 12th, 2022, 9:00AM – 5:00PM ET


9-9.15am ET: Introduction and opening remarks 

9.15am – 10.30am ET: Panel 1: Migration

  • Andrea Velásquez (CU Denver), Ana Maria Ibáñez (IDB, Universidad de los Andes), Juliana Quigua (IDB), Jimena Romero (Stockholm University): “Responses to Temperature Shocks: Labor Markets and Migratory Decisions in El Salvador”
  • Anshuman Tiwari (London School of Economics): “Can Environmental Policy Increase Aggregate Productivity And Reduce Spatial Inequality? Evidence from Agricultural Fires in India”
  • Eoin McGuirk (Tufts University), Nathan Nunn (Harvard University): “Transhumant Pastoralism, Climate Change and Conflict in Africa”

10:30am – 10:45am ET: Break

10.45am – 12pm ET: Panel 2: Economic productivity

  • Ishan Nath (Princeton University): “Climate Change, The Food Problem, and the Challenge of Adaptation through Sectoral Reallocation”
  • Mario Dotta (São Paulo School of Economics), Daniel de Mata (São Paulo School of Economics): “Commodity Booms and The Environment”
  • Tomás Domínguez-Iino (University of Chicago Booth School of Business): “Efficiency and Redistribution in Environmental Policy: An Equilibrium Analysis of Agricultural Supply Chains”

12pm – 1:00pm ET: Lunch break

1:00pm – 2:15pm: Panel 3: Political Economy

  • Saad Gulzar (Stanford University), Gemma DiPoppa (Stanford University), Fatiq Nadeem (UC Santa Barbara): “The political economy of fires in South Asia”
  • Shweta Bhogale (Harvard University), Shamil Khedgikar (Indian School of Business): “Run On The Reservoir: Evidence on Administrative Competition for Groundwater in India”
  • Meera Mahadevan (UC Irvine), Ajay Shenoy (UC Santa Cruz): “The Political Consequences of Resource Scarcity: Targeted Spending in a Water-Stressed Democracy”

2:15pm – 2:30pm: Break

2.30pm – 3.45pm: Panel 4: Health / agriculture


  • Nathaly M. Rivera (University of São Paulo), Elisheba Spiller (Environmental Defense Fund), J. Cristobal Ruiz-Tagle (LSE): “The Health Benefits of Solar Power Generation: Evidence from Chile”
  • Koichiro Ito (University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy), Seonmin (Will) Heo (UC Santa Barbara), Rao Kotamarthi (Argonne National Laboratory):Transboundary Air Pollution: Evidence from Pollution, Mortality, and Health Data”


  • Sayahnika Basu (UC San Diego): “Drought, Land Ownership and Labor Reallocation: Evidence from India”

3.45 – 5.00pm: Happy hour

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