Workshop on Biofuels: “The Economics of Bioenergy Policies: A Hands-on Modeling Course”
We offer a three-day hands-on course in which you will learn the workings of the most misunderstood and controversial set of government actions that have ever impacted contemporary food commodity price and policy analysis. In assessing the broad spectrum of proclaimed policy goals, this course will identify many perverse and contradictory effects of biofuel mandates, subsidies, import barriers, binary sustainability standards and indirect land use measures. Most importantly, we will show how biofuel policies established the crop-energy price link and hence the food-fuel trade-off. We will also discuss the contradictory effects of combining mandates with different subsidies; the various surprising welfare effects; and the various inconsistencies associated with binary sustainability standards and carbon leakages. We will provide and discuss examples from the United States, Europe, and Brazil.
|Event dates:||2015-06-20 – 2015-06-22|
|Organizers:||Cornell University Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California Berkeley Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group, Wageningen University International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research ICABR Center for Economic and International studies CEIS|
|Conference venue:||Ravello (Salerno), Hotel Bonadies|
Dusan Drabik Ph.: +31 (0)317 484365 Fax: +31 (0)317 484736 E-mail: Dusan.Drabik@wur.nl
|Classification:||Q1 - Agriculture ; Q4 - Energy|
|Event type:||Seminare, Summer Schools, Symposien, Workshops; Seminars, Summer Schools, Symposiums, Workshops|