Panel: Changing Electricity Sector Institutions in China and India: What Are the Environmental and Economic Impacts?
(Natural Resource, Energy, and Environmental Policy)

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

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Chairs:  Joanna Lewis, Georgetown University
Discussants:  Johannes Urpelainen, Johns Hopkins University and Yu Wang, Iowa State University

Efficient Pollution Control in the Indian Power Sector
Maureen Cropper, University of Maryland

The Economic Benefits Versus Environmental Costs of India's Coal-Fired Power Plants
Akshaya Jha, Carnegie Mellon University, Geoffrey Barrows, Ecole Polytechnique and Teevrat Garg, University of California, San Diego

More Innovation Under Stricter Command-and-Control? the Case of Cleaner Production Standard in China
Xinghua Deng1, Chengming Fan2 and Junming Zhu2, (1)Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, (2)Tsinghua University

Economic development is typically characterized by rising electricity demand.  The goal of providing low-cost, reliable electricity has led countries to adopt different mixes of command-and-control and market-based mechanisms for the provision of electricity.  The recent high-level salience of environmental degradation in large developing countries creates another forcing point for public policy aimed at institutional reforms, potentially altering the existing state-market balances. This panel explores the changing landscape of electricity sector institutions in China and India, motivated by the following question: what are the implications of different command-and-control versus market mechanisms for the provision of electricity on economic growth, the local environment, and climate change?