April 14, 2021 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (ET)

Electric Mobility: Implications for Energy and the Environment

Event Description:

Virtually all scenarios of a deeply decarbonized U.S. economy assume high levels of electrification in the transportation sector. While the technology options continue to mature, however, many questions remain about the impacts of rapid growth in electric mobility on the electricity system, as well as the environmental benefits of electrifying transportation. Touching upon aspects such as electric vehicle (EV) home charging, EV driving patterns, and health benefits of EV use in public transportation, this webinar will address issues at the forefront of the effort to decarbonize the largest-emitting sector in the United States. Two recognized experts on electric mobility – Professor Fiona Burlig of the University of Chicago, and Professor Stephen Holland of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro – will draw on recent research to engage the audience in a timely debate on “Electric Mobility: Implications for Energy and the Environment.”

Participants

Speaker:
Fiona Burlig
University of Chicago

Fiona Burlig is an Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Fiona is an applied microeconomist with research interests in and at the intersection of energy, environmental, and resource economics and development economics. Prior to joining Harris, Professor Burlig was a postdoc in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago and holds a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in economics, political science, and German from Williams College.
Speaker:
Stephen Holland
UNC Greensboro

Stephen Holland is a Professor of Economics at the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. His research areas include Applied Microeconomics, Game Theory, Natural Resource, Environmental, and Energy Economics. Dr. Stephen Holland earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, 1999.
Moderator:
Jing Li
MIT Jing Li holds the William Barton Rogers Career Development Chair of Energy Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. From 2017-2018, Jing Li was a Postdoctoral Associate of the MIT Energy Initiative. Jing’s research interests lie in energy economics and industrial organization, focusing on development and adoption of new technologies. Her most recent work examines compatibility and investment in electric vehicle recharging networks in the United States, and cost pass-through in the E85 retail market. Jing received her B.Sc. in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics from MIT in 2011, and her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard in 2017.