Speaker: Stephen Holland

THE BREN SCHOOL OF Environmental Science & Management
at the University of California, Santa Barbara



Stephen Holland
Assistant Professor, Economics
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Friday, October 19
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Bren Hall 1424

“When to Pollute, When to Abate?

Evidence on Intertemporal Permit Use in the Los Angeles NOx Market”

Presented by Bren Assistant Professor Matthew Kotchen

as part of the 2007-2008 Seminar series in

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics



Stephen Holland is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics in the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Iowa and served for two years in the U.S. Peace Corps. Dr. Holland received an MS degree in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan. He then worked on staff at the Federal Trade Commission, where he analyzed mergers in the petroleum, natural gas, and electricity industries. After two years as a visiting researcher at the University of California Energy Institute (UCEI), he returned to academia to assume his current position at UNC-Greensboro. He has returned to UCEI for the fall semester.

Dr. Holland’s research on energy and natural resources has included work on the theory of depletable resources; the Central Arizona Project, transporting water from the Colorado River; the efficiency and environmental effects of real-time pricing of electricity; privatization of water project development; and peak oil. His work has been published in the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Environmental and Resource Economics, and the Energy Journal. Dr. Holland ’s current research interests include the RECLAIM emissions trading program in southern California; low carbon fuel standards (LCFS); and the CO2 spillover effects of environmental regulations.


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