Coming up October 3: Conference on Transportation, Energy, Economics and the Environment

Friday, October 03, 2014




The University of Michigan Energy Institute (UMEI), in conjunction with the Michigan Institute for Teaching and Research in Economics (MITRE), is hosting a Fall 2014 conference on economic and policy research that addresses energy use in the transportation sector and its environmental implications. The objective is to bring scholars at the frontier of transportation and energy economics research together with practitioners from industry and government to exchange ideas and research findings.

The conference features an outstanding selection of papers that cover topics including: 

  • Fuel economy, GHG and renewable fuel standards: economics and policies

  • Policies for innovation, such as incentives for electric cars and other new technologies

  • Alternative fuel vehicle programs, including consumer adoption, driving behavior and emissions impacts

  • Energy efficiency in commercial vehicles and fleets

  • Impacts of vehicle scrappage programs

The program is organized around a series of topical sessions including presentations of the accepted papers and reactions by invited discussants, including participants from the automotive industry and regulatory community. Overall, the event will facilitate the engagement of the academic and practitioner communities in a stimulating and mutually beneficial discussion. 

The conference will take place on the University of Michigan campus on Friday, October 3, 2014. See a program here