Friday, September 10, 2021

NBER Environmental and Energy

Just arrived.  Looks great. 

4th Annual NBER Environmental and Energy Policy and the Economy Conference - Call for Papers / Proposals

Dear Researchers,
We are seeking papers or proposals for the 4th annual NBER
conference/publication on Environmental and Energy Policy and the
Economy. We will accept six papers for presentation at what is
intended to be an in-person conference at the National Press Club in
Washington, D.C. on May 19, 2022. The audience will include the
professional staffs of government agencies, research institutions,
and NGOs focused on energy and environmental policy. The contributed
papers will then be published in an annual volume by the University
of Chicago Press.

Papers should be relevant to current policy debates and accessible to
a professional audience. While standalone projects are specifically
encouraged, we also welcome spinoff projects where authors intend to
later submit a more extensive or technical version to a journal, or
may have already done so. While no submission should be a duplicate
of another paper, alternate versions that put results into a more
general, policy-relevant context and summarize them in a more broadly
accessible way are encouraged. This is a great opportunity to
communicate research to the policy community.

Submissions should be either 2-3 page abstracts outlining the
intended contribution, or a complete paper this is not and will not
be submitted elsewhere. Submissions are due by midnight EDT on
October 22nd, 2021, and can be uploaded at;!!IBzWLUs!FbPwwUMJugIn66lvI45NGbEcwyb_5ML4BK2XNdvLrJEQ6VmCU858NILcaKp_vQ2CHE_G$

Submissions from researchers with and without NBER affiliations, and
from researchers who are from groups that have been historically
under-represented in the economics profession, are welcome. The
authors of each paper will share an $8,000 honorarium.

Decisions about accepted papers will be made by mid-November.
Complete drafts of papers will be due in early April 2022.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Matthew Kotchen
Tatyana Deryugina
James Stock

Global Inflation Database

Ayhan Kose and friends at the World Bank have a long history of producing useful products. This seems to be no exception. From his email:

We’ve released a new study, “One-Stop Source: A Global Database of Inflation,” that introduces a database with inflation series: (i) for a wide range of measures (headline, food, energy, and core consumer price inflation; producer price inflation; and gross domestic product deflator changes); (ii) at multiple frequencies (monthly, quarterly and annual) for an extended time period (1970-2021); and (iii) for a large number of (up to 196) countries. As it doubles the number of observations over the next-largest publicly available sources, the database constitutes a comprehensive, one-stop source for inflationYou can download the study and the database here: