Past Event

POSTPONED: From Congestion Tolls to Fuel Standards: Car Policies That Work

TuesdayOctober 8, 2019 12:00 - 1:30 PM Kleinman | Free Event
Kleinman Center Energy Forum
220 S. 34th St.
19104 Philadelphia , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
Contact Information

Bill Cohen:

  • Juan-Pablo Montero
    Professor of Economics
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
This lecture has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.


With urban populations growing and more vehicles in use, cities face increased air pollution and congestion. This problem is more severe in developing economies with aging fleets. The key is to target the existing fleet. Join economist Juan-Pablo Montero for this lunchtime lecture, as he applies theory and evidence to examine popular vehicle policies, including congestion pricing, license plate bans, emissions standards, gas taxes, and more.

About the Speaker
Juan-Pablo Montero is a professor of economics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His research and teaching are concentrated in the areas of resource and environmental economics and industrial organization. He has also been a visiting professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. His work has appeared in the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Review of Economics Studies, The Economic Journal, and others. He has also been a consultant in antitrust and environmental policy for government agencies and private corporations in Chile and abroad.

Montero holds a degree in civil engineering from PUC and MSc and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.