Lunch Briefing

Wednesday 22 April 2015, 16:15 - 18:00

Food, Fuel and the Spatial Economy

Scott Taylor

Professor of Economics, University of Calgary

Prof. Scott Taylor is the Canada Research Chair in International, Energy and Environmental Economics at the University of Calgary, Alberta. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in both the International Trade and Investment, and Energy and Environmental Economics working groups and a fellow of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics. In addition, he is a CESifo associate and a research professor at the Ifo Institute, Germany. Prior to his current position, Prof. Taylor was a Full Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1998-2004), and an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of British Columbia (1992-1998). He has also been a Visiting Scholar in the Princeton Department of Economics (1991, 2003).

Prof. Taylor's research focuses on the interaction of international markets, economic growth, and environmental outcomes. His most influential works examine how the level of pollution concentrations in major cities is affected by changes in industrial production brought about by international trade and/or economic growth. Other important work connects the health of biological resources such as fish and forest stocks to the pressures brought about by globalization. He has investigated the role natural resource collapses have played in the rise and fall of prehistoric societies, how growth and trade jointly determine environmental outcomes, and how access to international markets affects research, development, and long run growth. A marked feature of his research is the use of novel methods allowing him to confront testable hypothesis with empirical evidence.

This Seminar will take place in room S2, Maison de la Paix

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