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Research at the Nexus of Business and the Environment: Connecting Science to Solutions

2:00 - 2:05 pm:

Welcome from CBEY

2:05 - 2:30 pm:

A Randomized Controlled Trial based Evaluation of a Payment-for-Ecosystem Service Initiative in the Brazilian Amazon

  • Mushfiq Mobarak / Desiree Lopes

2:30 - 2:55 pm:

Social Proof and Energy Efficiency Adoption: Evidence from a Field Experiment

  • Ken Gillingham / Tsvetan Tsvetanov

2:55 - 3:20 pm:

Greening the Bottom Billion: Access, Distribution, and Impacts of Carbon Finance for the Poor

  • Rob Bailis / Jasmine Hyman

3:20 - 3:40 pm:


3:40 - 4:05 pm:

Quantifying Trends in Groundwater Depletion Due to Hydraulic Fracturing:  New Information for Regulators, Policy-Makers, and Investors

  • Jim Saiers / Erica Barth

4:05 - 4:30 pm:

Framing Effects on Inferences about Green Product Quality

  • George Newman

4:30 - 4:40 pm:

Closing Remarks – David Sobotka

4:45 - 5:45 pm:

Cocktail Reception

Now in its fifth year, through the generous support of the Sobotka Research Fund and the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Fund, the Yale Center for Business and the Environment is pleased to support student and faculty research activities in the field of business and the environment. The goals of these research grant programs are to enable students and faculty to work together and develop comprehensive and scientifically rigorous research projects that can be published in relevant academic journals, books, case studies or articles.



Monika Weber

Founder at Fluid-Screen
PhD in Micro Electronics 2015

Desirée Lopes

Associate Director, Land Conservation Programs at Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative
MBA 2015
Master of Environmental Management 2015

Kenneth Gillingham

Professor of Environmental & Energy Economics at Yale School of the Environment

Tsvetan Tsvetanov

Assistant Professor of Economics at The University of Kansas
Post Doctoral Associate 2015

Jasmine Hyman

Principal Consultant at E Co.
PhD in Environmental Management 2017

James E. Saiers

Clifton R. Musser Professor of Hydrology at Yale School of the Environment