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Seminars and Workshops

The RRI has an established reputation for high-quality seminars. Each year, we select and host only a limited number of speakers, typically no more than five.

RRI Seminars are held on campus and are attended by a cross-section of researchers. Most of the audience will be graduate students or faculty from resource economics, economics, and geography. Our visiting speakers take the generalist nature and disciplinary diversity of the audience into account when delivering their presentation. With this in mind, their seminars are mostly contextual and interpretative even though their research may well be based on sophisticated modeling and quantitative approaches.

Seminars are approximately forty minutes long followed by a question and answer session. Presentations begin at 12:30, following a light lunch that begins at noon.

The RRI has an established reputation for high-quality seminars. Each year, we select and host only a limited number of speakers, typically no more than five.

Our upcoming seminars include: 

April 14, 2020:  Dr. Marilyn Brown,  Professor in the School of Public Policy. Previously, she had a distinguished career at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory where she led several national climate change mitigation studies and was recognized as a leader in the analysis and interpretation of energy futures in the U.S.

Dr. Brown has made numerous briefings and testimonies before state legislative bodies and committees in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. Her areas of expertise include Energy and Climate and Environmental Policy.

April 23, 2020:  Dr. Buhong Zheng, Department Chair and Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, Denver. His areas of expertise include Economics, Income Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Measurement. During his visit, he will be awarded the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Scholar Award for his important contributions to regional research.

April 30, 2020:  Dr. Paulo Santana, Associate Professor at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC) in Energy Planning. He is a collaborator researcher at the Interdisciplinary Nucleus of Energy Planning at UNICAMP. His research includes the following topics: renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, energy policy, planning and regulation.