Seminar Kleinman Center Event

Energy Economics and Finance Seminar

Energy Week


Wolfram Schlenker
Vice Dean and Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University


Kleinman Center Classroom
Fisher Fine Arts Building, Room 306
Getting Here

Event Summary

The seminar series in Energy Economics & Finance (EEF) is jointly organized by Wharton’s Business Economics and Public Policy Department, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, and Wharton’s Business, Climate and Environment Lab. The scope of the seminar includes regulation and policy papers. The scope of the seminar also includes environmental and transportation issues, as long as there is a connection with energy. Sessions are biweekly on Mondays from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Snacks, beer, and wine will be served after the seminar, should University COVID guidance allow for it.

For Spring 2022, the seminar will be held in-person in the Kleinman Center Classroom (Fisher Fine Arts Building Room 306). We have a strong preference for in-person seminar attendance***, but if you are unable to make a certain session or are not based on Penn’s campus, please reach out to Dhivya Kaushik (email below) to get access to the Zoom link.

Find and add a Google Calendar version of the schedule on the BEPP seminar page.

To sign up for the seminar, please send your name, email, and affiliation to Dhivya Kaushik:

***A note on in-person attendance:

The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy is following the University of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 guidelines. All in-person attendees are required to wear a mask and must show either a green PennOpen Pass (for active members of the Penn community) OR green PennOpen Campus Pass (for visitors, including event attendees) upon arrival to be admitted into the event.

You must complete your PennOpen Pass screening on your cell phone or computer on the day of the event, before arriving at the Kleinman Center. You will present the pass on your phone to Kleinman Center staff when checking in. Find more information about PennOpen Campus and how it works.

This event is part of Energy Week at Penn. Check out the rest of the 2022 programming at

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Wolfram Schlenker

Vice Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Wolfram Schlenker studies the effect of weather and climate on agricultural yields and migration, how climate trends and the US biofuel mandate influences agricultural commodity prices, and how pollution impacts both agricultural yields and human morbidity.

Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule
  • 2/21: Gernot Wagner, New York University
  • 3/14: Mathias Reynaert, Toulouse School of Economics
  • 4/4: Wolfram Schlenker, Columbia University
  • 4/18: Shuang Zhang, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • 4/25: Michael Barnett, Arizona State University
  • 5/9: Meera Mahadevan, University of California Irvine