Climate Change and Geoengineering Panel Discussion
J. Eric Bickel and Lee Lane
Thursday, November 1, 5:15 PM
Mezes Hall 1.306. Refreshments served at 5pm
About the speakers:
Prof. J. Eric Bickel is a professor in the Graduate Program in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (ORIE) and the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering (PGE) at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a fellow in the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy (CIEEP) and the Center for Petroleum Asset Risk Management (CPARM). His research interests include the theory and practice of decision analysis and its application in the energy and climate-change arenas. His research has addressed the use of climate engineering to combat climate change, the modeling of probabilistic dependence, value of information, scoring rules, calibration, and risk preference. Prof. Bickel holds a MS and PhD degree in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.
Lee Lane is a Visiting Scholar at the Hudson Institute since 2010; he is also a senior consultant at Charles River Associates. Mr. Lane has been Co-Director of the Geoengineering Project at the American Enterprise Institute, Executive Director of the Climate Policy Center, Vice President for Research at CSX Corporation, Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Railroads, and he founded the consulting firm Policy Services, Inc. He is the author of Strategic Options for the Bush Administration Climate Policy, and he has authored or co-authored numerous policy briefing papers, articles, and book chapters. He received his B.A. degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin, where he also completed two years of post-graduate work in European history.