ITS-Davis Represented at International Energy Economics Conference

 Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis faculty, researchers and students will be active participants at the upcoming 37th Annual International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Conference in New York City.

The conference attendees will be led by Amy Myers Jaffe, UC Davis Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability and research scientist Sonia Yeh.  Jaffe will preside over a plenary session on “Transportation Developments,” and Yeh will serve as one of the session’s panelists. The session will examine government policies and market forces affecting efficient vehicles and alternative fuels—and the ultimate impact of both on the future of transportation.  A team of three UC Davis students, including Transportation Technology and Policy Ph.D. student Jeff Kessler, has been chosen to compete as one of three teams in the USAEE Case Competition. Kessler and his team will make a presentation on global improvements in energy intensity.

The focus of this year’s international IAEE conference is the relationship between economic growth and energy, an important issue as economies around the world struggle to reinvigorate and develop energy resources in sensible, sustainable ways. The conference is attracting top energy executives, academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from around the world.  The conference runs from June 15-18.

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