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WID-DOW Seminar: Climate Change and Environmental Modeling

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When: October 28, 2013, 4:00 PM–5:00 PM

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Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: 608-316-4401, hstampfli@wisc.edu

WID’s Optimization research area welcomes Bruce McCarl for a WID-DOW presentation. McCarl is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University. He was also part of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

McCarl will lead a talk titled, “Climate change and environmental modeling with mathematical programming.”

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Speaker Abstract:

The general concept of using mathematical programming to examine issues of climate change vulnerability, mitigation and adaptation will be discussed. The presentation will include basic approaches to address policy questions and the way theories such as price endogenous programming, Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition and separable programming are employed.