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Introduction to the
Applied Economics Clinic

Elizabeth A. Stanton, GDAE Senior Research Fellow
Monday, October 16 at 12:30 – 1:30
Mugar 231, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

Come learn about the Applied Economics Clinic, a non-profit consulting group housed at Tufts' Global Development and Environment Institute. Founded in February 2017, the Clinic provides expert testimony, analysis, modeling, policy briefs, and reports for public interest groups on the topics of energy, environment, consumer protection, and equity, while providing on-the-job training to a new generation of technical experts.
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Impact of Environmental Regulations on the Electric Power Industry
Yifei Zhang, GDAE Visiting Research Fellow
Monday, October 30 at 12:30-1:30
Cabot 206, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

Environmental regulations are important considerations in achieving the goals of emission reduction. In China, a variety of policies have been initiated to improve the efficiency of electric power generation of enterprises. Zhang examines the impact that such policies have on the total factor productivity of the electric power industry.
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What Immigrants Can Teach Us About Achieving the American Dream
Jeffrey Ashe, GDAE Research Fellow
Monday, November 6 at 12:30-1:30
Cabot 206, The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

Members of "Savings Groups" pool savings in a communal pot and loan their growing fund to each other for their short-term needs. One Nepali group in New York City collects and distributes $70,000 every month. This presentation will discuss savings circles in the Cambodian, Kenyan, Bangladeshi, Barbadian, Nepali and Eritrean communities, and include members of the Latino community in Lawrence as panelists.
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Conserving and regenerating forests and soils to mitigate climate change
Anne-Marie Codur, GDAE Research Fellow
Wednesday, December 6 at 12:30 – 1:30
Mugar 200, The Fletcher School 160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

Can the world meet the ambitious Paris goals and avoid catastrophic climate change? An important solution is beneath our feet. Dr. Codur will discuss the earth’s soils massive capacity to remove and store carbon from the atmosphere. Scientists argue that if we efficiently mobilize all natural carbon sinks, we can find the path to reverse global climate change.
This presentation is based on GDAE's Climate Policy Brief #4 "Hope Below Our Feet: Soil as a Climate Solution," published in April 2017.
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