Program

Keynote Speakers 2020

Rick van der Ploeg

Rick van der Ploeg

Professor of Economics

Research Director of the Oxford Centre
for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies

University of Oxford

Karen Palmer

Karen Palmer

Economist, PhD

Director and
Senior Fellow

Future of Power Initiative

Anna Alberini

Professor of Economics

Agricultural and
Resource Economics

University of Maryland

ottmar_edenhofer

Ottmar Edenhofer

Professor of the Economics

Director of the Potsdam Institute
for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Technical University Berlin

Rick van der Ploeg is Professor of Economics and Research Director of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies at the University of Oxford. He is also Director of the CESifo Public Sector Economics Programme, Research Fellow of the CEPR International Macroeconomics Programme, and Adjunct Professor at the VU University Amsterdam. He obtained his PhD in Engineering at the University of Cambridge, and subsequently was employed at Cambridge, LSE, Tilburg, Amsterdam and EUI, Florence. He had a 14 year spell as Member of Parliament, State Secretary of Education, Culture and Science, and Member of the Unesco World Heritage Committee.

His research interests are in public economics and macroeconomics, but more recently he has mostly worked on the economics of natural resources and on climate economics.

Karen Palmer has been a researcher at Resources for the Future for over 25 years. Dr. Palmer specializes in the economics of environmental regulation and public utility regulation, particularly on issues at the intersection of climate policy and the electricity sector.

Her work seeks to improve the design of incentive-based environmental and technology regulations that influence the electric utility sector and to help inform the ongoing transition of the electricity sector. To these ends, she explores new designs for policies targeting carbon emissions, analyzes efficient ways to promote use of renewable sources of electricity and energy efficiency and investigates market and regulatory reforms to pave the way for long-term de-carbonization of electricity supply and electrification of the energy economy.

Anna Alberini received her PhD in Economics from the University of California San Diego in 1992. She is currently a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is an environmental economist with a major focus on the economics of health and safety and non-market valuation, and an energy economist.

Her energy economics research focuses on residential energy demand, energy efficiency decisions and consequences of such decisions, policies targeted as shaping residential energy demand, and on vehicle fuel economy and driving decisions. Her work has appeared in the Energy Journal, Energy Economics, Energy Efficiency, JEEM, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Health Economics, and other journals.

Ottmar Edenhofer is Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Professor for the Economics of Climate Change at the Technical University Berlin as well as founding director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). Furthermore, he is inter alia a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and of the National Academy of Science and Engineering acatech.

Edenhofer has published numerous articles in leading journals and authored various books. From 2008 to 2015 he served as Co-Chair of Working Group III of the IPCC, shaping the Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change Mitigation substantially, which has been considered a landmark report and provided the scientific basis for the Paris Agreement.

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Social Program

In addition to plenaries and working group sessions we have a great program of social events to allow you to get to know your colleagues and fellow IIPF members from across the world. We hope that you will join us for the social program as well to meet your colleagues in an informal setting. Social events include welcome reception, conference dinner and a choice of one of three excursions listed below.

Excursion Option 1

Relax in the Blue Lagoon 

Blue Lagoon

Discover the waters of the Blue Lagoon. Journey through a spa of the volcanic earth. Harmonize with nature and enjoy.

Excursion Option 2

Whale Watching in Faxaflói

Whale Watching

Set off on a whale watching boat, with local whale waching operator Elding, to spot some of the Atlantic Ocean’s most magnificent mammals. You’ll be on the lookout for minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins porpoises and more.

Excursion Option 3

The Icelandic Football Wonder

Huh!

Spend an afternoon  getting a behind the scenes account of the Icelandic football wonder. The Icelandic Football Federation invites delegates for local craft beer, presentation and chat at Laugardalsvöllur National Stadium.

Date: Thursday August 20, 2020

Departure: 15:30 from University Main building parking lot

Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours

Date: Thursday August 20, 2020

Departure: 15:30 from University Main building parking lot

Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours

Date: Thursday August 20, 2020

Departure: 15:30 from University Main building parking lot

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours