Environmental Policy Seminar Speaker Series

The Environmental Policy Seminar is an interdisciplinary seminar series created in 2015 to allow SPEA faculty and graduate students to share their research ideas, perspectives of their research field, and preliminary findings through semi-formal presentations in a warm intellectual setting.

Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

Our seminars take place on Fridays, and are comprised of internal and external speakers. Please note the varying times and locations below. All members of the IU community are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact: David Konisky

For speaker bios, click on their names.


September 8, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A225 in the O'Neill Center
Godfreyd Ssekajja, SPEA, “Temporary Commons: Migration and the Evolution of Common Property Institutions” 
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Michelle Graff, SPEA, "An Evaluation of How Asset Tests Impact Uptake of the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)"


September 15, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A225 in the O'Neill Center
Nikos Zirogiannis, “An Empirical Analysis of Excess Air Emissions from Industrial Facilities” 


September 29, 3:30-5 p.m., Woodburn Hall
Esteve Corbera, “Patterns of authorship in the IPCC Working Group III report: Why geographic diversity may not lead to intellectual diversity” 


October 6, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A225 in the O'Neill Center
Julio Zambrano, “Toward the Diffusion of Sustainable Technologies: The Case of Electric Vehicles” 


October 13, 12:15-1:45 p.m., SPEA A221 in the O'Neill Center
Ron Shadbegian, “Does Fine Particulate Matter Affect Teenage Labor Productivity?: Evidence from High School Track and Field Performance” 


October 27, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A225 in the O'Neill Center
Martin Delaroche, “The Impact of Legal Uncertainty on Deforestation Patterns in the Brazilian Amazon: a Long-term Examination of Mato Grosso's Environmental Policies” 


November 10, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A225 in the O'Neill Center
Megan Mullin, “Local Public Finance and Coastal Climate Adaptation” 


November 17, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A225 in the O'Neill Center
John D. Graham, Title: TBA 


December 1, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A225 in the O'Neill Center
Sarah Anderson, Title: TBA


December 8, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A225 in the O'Neill Center
Adam Lazri, Title: TBA