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Pain at the Pump
Energy Economist To Speak

June 9, 2011

By Henry DeVries

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Mark Jacobsen

Assistant Professor of Economics Mark Jacobsen will speak on “From SUVs to Electric Cars: Shaping Consumer Choice to Save Gasoline” at 7:30 am Friday, July 22 at the University of California San Diego Faculty Club. The $50.00 per person cost to attend the Economics Roundtable includes continental breakfast and parking.

Jacobsen’s research examines the broad impact of regulations to reduce gasoline use, including the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards of gasoline taxes. Jacobsen’s work addresses the distributional effects of these policies, both among auto manufacturers and across consumer demographic groups. He also studies the interplay of electricity regulation and air quality controls in the Los Angeles basin and is involved in ongoing research in climate change policy.

Jacobsen is a Faculty Research Fellow with the National Bureau of Economic Research and received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.

The final 2011 Economics Roundtable speaker will be University of Maryland Professor of Economics Carmen Reinhart on October 20.

For additional information and registration visit:  www.economics.ucsd.edu/roundtable
email: emunk@ucsd.edu or call: (858) 822-0510


Media Contact: Henry DeVries 858-534-9955 or 619-540-3031 (after hours) or hdevries@ucsd.edu

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