No Silver Bullets: Unintended Consequences of Oil and Water Solutions

May 18, 2009

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How have we managed oil and water resources throughout history? Have past "silver bullets" to problems in resource management resulted in unanticipated social, economical and ecological costs? What "slick solutions" will we come up with next? Listen in as two economists explain the difficulty of finding easy solutions to oil and water problems by looking at dams in India and the development ethanol as an alternative fuel.

Panelists include:

Amita Baviskar, Ph.D., professor of sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi

Silvia Secchi, Ph.D., assistant professor in energy economics and policy, Department of Agribusiness Economics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Kathleen Morrison, Ph.D., professor of anthropology and social sciences and Director of the Center for International Studies, University of Chicago (moderator)

This event was presented in partnership with the Indo-American Center.

 

Recorded Monday, May 18, 2009 at Indo-American Center.