Panel: Environmental Governance and Evidence for Effective Policy-Making and Implementation
(Natural Resource, Energy, and Environmental Policy)

Saturday, November 10, 2018: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Taylor - Mezz Level (Marriott Wardman Park)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Chairs:  Ziqiao Chen, Syracuse University
Discussants:  Daniel Fiorino, American University and Saba Siddiki, Syracuse University

Institutional Representation and Policy Implementation Equity: The Case of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jiaqi Liang1, Andrew Barton2 and William G. Resh2, (1)University of Illinois, Chicago, (2)University of Southern California

Organizational Inclusiveness, Distributional Equity, and Environmental Justice: Evidence from the U.S. EPA’s Policy Implementation
Jiaqi Liang1, Tianshu Zhao1 and Sanghee Park2, (1)University of Illinois, Chicago, (2)Boise State University

Effective governance of natural resources demands evidence for decision making at local, national and international levels. To build solid evidence, continued efforts is much needed for scholars and policymakers to evaluate the policy outcomes as well as understand the practices of policy implementation and program management. This proposed panel brings together papers in both policy analysis and policy implementation that provide evidence on environmental policy at various levels and generate implications to local stakeholders such as firms, workers and disadvantaged residents. These papers seek to answer questions such as: what are the local impacts of policies made at different levels? What shapes policy implementation at local and regional levels? What roles can local organizations play to promote sustainable development? By addressing these questions in the context of governing climate change, environmental pollution, and scarce natural resources, this panel contributes to the knowledge on environmental policy research as well as provides practical implications to policymakers and stakeholders.