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Date             Tue, Jul 12 2022, 8:30am - 4:00pm PDT

Location    SIEPR Doll Conference Room 320
                       366 Galvez Street, Stanford
                       [Hybrid session]

Organized by

  • Marc Fleurbaey, Paris School of Economics
  • Caroline Hoxby, Stanford University
  • Lisa Kramer, University of Toronto
  • Nicolas Treich, Toulouse School of Economics
  • With the assistance of Zach Freitas-Groff, Stanford University

On July 12 2022, the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics will be hosting its first-ever session on The Economics of Animal Welfare. The session will bring together theoretical work on animal wellbeing and empirical work on supply and demand forces on animal welfare. 

The meeting will be hybrid (in-person and via Zoom). In-person attendees will meet in a beautiful conference room at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and enjoy some travel support as well as meals during the day and a group dinner.

In this session

Jul 12 8:00 am - 8:40 am PDT

Registration Check-In • Breakfast • Welcome Introduction 

Jul 12 8:40 am - 9:30 am PDT

Separable Social Welfare Evaluation for Multi-Species Populations

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Presented by: Dean Spears (University of Texas at Austin)

Co-author(s): Stephane Zuber (Paris School of Economics) and Mark B. Budolfsonc (Rutgers University)

Jul 12 9:30 am - 10:20 am PDT

Animals and Social Welfare

Presented by: Romain Espinosa (CNRS)

Jul 12 10:20 am - 10:50 am PDT

Coffee Break

Jul 12 10:50 am - 11:40 am PDT

The Inelasticity of Meat Consumption

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Presented by: Zach Freitas-Groff (Stanford University)

Co-author(s): Carl Meyer (Stanford University)

Jul 12 11:40 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Diet Change for Good: The Long-Term Effects of a Climate-Change Educational Intervention

Presented by: Andrew Jalil (Occidental College) and Joshua Tasoff (Claremont Graduate University)

Co-author(s): Arturo Vargas-Bustamante (University of California, Los Angeles)

Jul 12 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm PDT


Jul 12 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm PDT

Monetizing the Externalities of Animal Agriculture: Insights from an Inclusive Welfare Function

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Presented by: Kevin Kuruc (The University of Oklahoma)

Co-author(s): Jonathan McFadden (The University of Oklahoma)

Jul 12 2:50 pm - 3:40 pm PDT

Self-Signaling in Voting

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Presented by: Stephanie Wang (University of Pittsburgh)

Co-author(s): Lydia Mechtenberg (University of Hamburg), Grischa Perino (University of Hamburg), Nicolas Treich (University Toulouse Capitole), Jean-Robert Tyran (University of Vienna)

Jul 12 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

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