EAERE Newsletter Spring 2016
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Lucas Bretschger by Lucas Bretschger, EAERE President

Dear Colleagues,
Environmental and resource economists know it all too well: policy-making is often difficult. Statements from newly elected politicians like "Nobody knew it could be so complicated" are thus far from the experience of researchers, who are consistently supporting environmental policy, in particular the political process to improve the chances of sustainable development. For climate policy, the Paris climate agreement was a start, providing a general framework: it critically needs further development if the agreed temperature targets are to be met. With the decision of the US president to abandon the treaty it becomes clear once again that nothing is ever firmly settled in global environmental policy.


From the Editor arrow

Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline by Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, EAERE Council Member and Newsletter Editor

Dear EAERE Friends and Colleagues,

As emphasized by our previous Newsletter and many colleagues around the world, the future of climate change action became highly uncertain from last November on when Donald Trump was elected as the new President of the United State, the second emitter of carbon dioxide in the world. On June 1, our fears have been realized, with his announcement of the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement. We decided to postpone the publication of this Spring Newsletter for a few days to be able to signal some reactions from the academia about this event. You will find them in the Feature section.



Editorial Update from Environmental and Resource Economics (ERE), official journal of EAERE arrow

EREby Ian Bateman, Editor-in-chief

Dear EAERE Members and ERE Readers,

As we head towards the Association’s Annual Conference in Athens this summer it is shaping up to be another good year for ERE. As Fig. 1 shows, growth in submissions to the journal has been strong for well over a decade now, with our most recent figures being the highest ever. So far, submissions in 2017 have if anything been slightly above this trend. This places pressure of ERE’s superb team of Editors, to whom I am very grateful for their diligence and hard work.


Editorial Update from Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP), official journal of EAERE arrow

by Carlo Carraro, Editor-in-chief


review of environmental economics and policy

There are some important recent news concerning the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP).

Charlie Kolstad stepped down as a co-editor on December 31, 2016, after eleven years of service to REEP, and Meredith Fowlie has joined the editorial team as a new co-editor, effective January 1, 2017.  

Richard Newell remains a co-editor until the end of 2017 whereas Frank Convery remains features editor.

Thus, the editorial personnel as of January 1, 2017 are:

• Editor: Carlo Carraro

• Co-editors: Ottmar Edenhofer, Meredith Fowlie, Richard Newell

• Features Editor: Frank Convery

• Managing Editor: Suzy Leonard

• Editor’s Assistant: Martina Gambaro


Elections 2017 - Candidates arrow

In year 2017, EAERE members will vote for a President (who will join the Council as President Elect in years 2018-2019, as President in years 2020-2021, and as Past President  in years 2022-2023), and two new members of the Council who will serve for four years beginning in January 2018.
Elections will be run electronically from June 1st to July 10th, 2017. In early June EAERE members were sent detailed information about the voting mechanism.
The results of the elections will be announced by July 15th, 2017.

The President and Council members give shape, style and leadership to our organisation, and it is important that they have a real mandate from the membership.
EAERE members are strongly encouraged to vote and to encourage their colleagues to do likewise.

Please find below this year's Elections Candidates.


2017 EAERE General Assembly of Members arrow

Dear EAERE Member,

you are warmly invited to join us for our 2017 Annual General Assembly of members convened as follows:

First convocation: June 26th, 2017, from 9.00 to 11.00 EAERE Headquarters Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, 8 30124 Venice, Italy

Second convocation: July 1st, 2017, from 12.45 to 14.45 Banqueting Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre Vas. Sofias Ave. & Kokkali St. 115 21 Athens, Greece

Please find the proposed agenda below.


23rd EAERE Annual Conference, Athens, 28 June – 1 July 2017 arrow

by Phoebe Koundouri and Sir Partha Dasgupta, Co-Chairs of the Programme Committee




It is almost time for the 23rd Annual Conference of EAERE! This year the conference is being organized by ICRE8, the International Centre for Research on the Environment and the Economy, and three supporting agencies, and will take place from 28 June to 1 July. The Scientific Committee has prepared what promises to be a rich programme of diverse papers, posters, and thematic and policy sessions. Please visit our website for details.
There are three related events taking place before the conference officially kicks off. You can find more information about them here.
The local organizers are committed to providing an unforgettable conference. We look forward to welcoming you with a glass of ouzo at the Roman Agora on a glorious Athenian summer evening.


EAERE Country representatives meeting in Athens arrow

As recommended by the 2016 General Assembly of Members, this year the EAERE Country Representatives Meeting will take place during a full day of our conference, on Thursday June 29th, during the lunch break. This meeting is an opportunity to share views on EAERE and its main activities: all Country Representatives are warmly encouraged to attend.


Country Representatives are EAERE Members in good standing who are appointed by the EAERE Council to facilitate the communication between the Association and individual countries. Their action is meant to strengthen the Association's presence in individual countries and therefore to help the Association to further its aims. The list of EAERE Country Representatives and information concerning appointment and duties are available here.


EAERE Awards 2017 arrow

During the 23rd Annual Conference of EAERE the following Awards will be announced:
- Erik Kempe Award in Environmental and Resource Economics
- EAERE Award for Outstanding Publication in the Journal Environmental and Resource Economics (ERE)
- Best Poster Award at EAERE Annual Conference


Gothenburg welcomes WCERE2018 arrow

by Thomas Sterner (President of the LOC) and Anne Belfrage (Project Manager WCERE 2018)


WCERE LogoIt is a great pleasure for the Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg to host the 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, WCERE 2018. The conference is jointly organised by the organizations AERE, EAAERE, EAERE, and University of Gothenburg.

The five day conference between June 25th-29th 2018, will take place at the School of Business, Economics and Law which is part of The University of Gothenburg.


Call for Institutional Members 2017 arrow

Public and private institutions are invited to support the Association to further its aims by joining EAERE as Institutional Members. Incomes from institutional membership fees will be used exclusively and completely to further the aims of the Association. The category Institutional Members is open to associations, and public and private institutions which operate in fields connected with the aims of the Association or which pursue the aims and materially support the activities of the Association or individual initiatives promoted by the Association, by providing human, organisational or financial resources.


Make a donation to EAERE arrow

Please consider making a donation to EAERE. Your donation will support the Association to further its aims which are: to contribute to the development and application of environmental and resource economics as a science in Europe; to encourage and improve communication between teachers, researchers and students in environmental and resource economics in different European countries; to develop and encourage the cooperation between university level teaching institutions and research institutions in Europe. Institutes and individual donors will be recognized on our web page unless you request otherwise and prefer your donation to be kept anonymous.
You can make a donation to EAERE here.

Reactions from the academia after President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement arrow

Cop21On June 1st, President Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement, as reported and commented here by the Climate Observer. This announcement has attracted much criticism from the scientific community, of which we present here an overview.


Research Highlights

EU waters and the ocean of tomorrow: New book on the investment assessment of multi-use offshore platforms arrow

KoundouriStella Tsaniby Phoebe Koundouri and Stella Tsani

In the near future, the European oceans will be subjected to a massive development of marine infrastructures. The most obvious structures include offshore wind farms, constructions for marine aquaculture and the exploitation of wave energy. The development of these facilities will increase the need for marine infrastructures to support their installation and operation and will unavoidably exert environmental pressures on the oceans and marine ecosystems. It is therefore crucial that the economic costs, the use of marine space and the environmental impacts of these activities remain within acceptable limits. Hence, offshore platforms that combine multiple functions within the same infrastructure offer significant economic and environmental benefits. A key initiative in this context has been the launch of “The Ocean of Tomorrow” FP7 cross-thematic calls aiming at fostering multidisciplinary approaches and cross-fertilisation between various scientific disciplines and economic sectors on key cross-cutting marine and maritime challenges.


How to promote climate resilience in urban areas? arrow

Eklipse projectThis article has been published in the Foundation Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) website

The report "Nature-based solutions to promote climate resilience in urban areas – developing an impact evaluation framework" has been recently released by EKLIPSE, the EU funded project focused on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and is now available online here.


Science for Disaster Risk Management 2017: Knowing better and losing less arrow

DRMKM ReportThe Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre has produced first flagship science report "Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less".

This report is the result of the multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary networking process and represents the combined effort of more than two hundred, mostly European, experts. It will support the integration of science into informed decision making through synthesizing and translating evidence for disaster risk management and strengthening the science-policy and science-operation interface.

It shows a holistic understanding of both, disaster risk addressing  hazards, exposure and vulnerability as well as  disaster risk management focusing on all four phases of disaster cycle through a systematic multi-hazard assessment overview of existing disaster risk knowledge.

News from the European Commission Funded Research - EC’s MSCA Programs

INNOPATHS - Innovation Pathways, Strategies and Policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe arrow


The INNOPATHS project (Innovation Pathways, Strategies and Policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe) is a four-year research project, funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020, running from December 2016 to November 2020, and involving 15 project partners from 8 EU Member States (plus Switzerland), co-ordinated by UCL (University College London).


POCACITO - POst-CArbon CIties of TOmorrow – foresight for sustainable pathways towards liveable, affordable and prospering cities in a world context arrow

A significant proportion of global greenhouse gas emissions are attributed to urban areas, with figures suggesting they account for as much as 80% of global emissions. Therefore, cities worldwide are key players in carbon reduction strategies.

In the article “Visions for post-carbon societies”,  Dr. Margaretha Breil presents the strategies envisaged for a transition process towards post-carbon cities resulting from in the framework of the EU funded project POCACITO.
More in detail, this contribution presents the outcomes of a set of vision building exercises undertaken with city representatives during the workshops organised in the POCACITO case study cities.

News from related institutions

News from the Cyprus University of Technology arrow


At the initiative of the Department of Environmental Science and Technology of the Cyprus University of Technology (an EAERE institutional member), Cyprus has become a member of the Knowledge and Innovation Community on Climate Change (Climate-KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Climate-KIC is the largest public-private climate change partnership and a main EU initiative to build a low-carbon economy through education, entrepreneurship and innovation.

A number of educational and innovation activities is foreseen to take place in Greece and Cyprus in the coming years; these will be available at Climate-KIC website.


Blue economy and integrated aquaculture management arrow

Stella TsaniKoundouriPetraDimitrakopoulosAntzoulatosby Stella Tsani, Phoebe Koundouri, Eleni Petra, Charalampos Dimitrakopoulos and Gerasimos Antzoulatos


Aquaculture management often targets output maximization rather than profit maximization. This tactic is economically inefficient but may also be associated with social and ecological risks. In order to achieve the goals of efficient and sustainable aquaculture development, both the ecological and socio-economic impacts of aquaculture should be identified and monetized, with ultimate goal to be explicitly incorporated in the aquaculture production and management decisions. Aquaculture depends directly, but also impacts, on the availability and quality of the marine resources and the environment. It also interacts with socio-economic parameters in a way that the costs and the benefits of aquaculture extend beyond monetary expenditures and revenues. There is a general consensus among policy makers and resource managers that the sustainability of ecological and economic systems is tightly coupled. Nevertheless the interaction among the latter is complex and it makes informed resource decision-making extremely difficult, especially when considering the dynamic nature of ecosystems and the difference in the scale of analysis of ecological and economic systems.



Disaster Risk Reduction, ICCG’s Hot Topic in 2017 arrow


Every year, the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) has chosen a topic of particular relevance in global climate change governance to guide our research, education, and partnership-building efforts. This year’s Hot Topic, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), is a central component of the post-2015 development agenda, and complementary to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and a resilient world as defined in the Paris Agreement. Moreover, it is poignantly relevant in a world where the risks posed by climate change are increasing materializing. It is no coincidence that extreme weather events are deemed by the World Economic Forum to be the risks with the highest impact and highest likelihood in 2017.



Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques (PjSE) arrow



The environmental and resource economics group at Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne (CES) moved in September 2016 to Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques (PjSE), another research unit of the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. PjSE is a research centre of CNRS, EHESS, ENPC, ENS, INRA and University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. The centre is a founding member of Paris School of Economics (PSE). Together with researchers in industrial organisation we have formed a new research group in Regulation and Environment. The research group consists of 18 faculty members and 24 doctoral students. We teach courses in environmental and resource economics in the University of Paris Master APE and run a weekly seminar with international guests and internal seminars. Among our upcoming activities are a summer school in the Economics of Climate Change and an international workshop on frontiers in environmental economics organized by David Martimort and Laurent Linnemer on 11-12 December 2017.


Emotion for Change: Closing Ceremony of the VIU Semester on Sustainable Development arrow

emotion for changeJune 1st 2017, 5 pm, Venice International University, Isola di San Servolo
Emotion for Change, a concert for Climate Change. Closing Ceremony of the Venice International University 2017 Semester on Sustainable Development.


On the occasion of the Venice International University (VIU) Closing Ceremony of the 2017 Spring Semester on Sustainable Development, VIU’s international students and local community were invited to the concert/performance Emotion for Change.


The Transition Pathway Initiative arrow

The Transition Pathway Initiative is an asset owner-led initiative, supported by asset managers and owners with over £2 trillion assets under management.  The initiative assesses how companies are preparing for the transition to a low-carbon economy. It:

- Evaluates and tracks the quality of companies’ management of their greenhouse gas emissions and of risks and opportunities related to the low-carbon transition.
- Evaluates how companies’ future carbon performance would compare to the international targets and national pledges made as part of the Paris Agreement.
- Publishes the results of this analysis through an online tool.

News from Related Journals

Agricultural and Resource Economics: International Scientific E-Journal - Call for Papers in 2017 arrow

Strategic Behavior and the Environment

The mission of the journal – the publication of original and high-quality scientific and creative economic research in agricultural economics, natural resource management and related areas. Manuscripts dedicated to the development of the agricultural sector, rural economy, natural resources including land and environment, and human resources are welcome, as is the submission of interdisciplinary articles. The journal is a forum for the discussion of issues of interest to those involved in researching and studying economics, the development and implementation of economic policy, and education. The journal provides information about related scientific and educational events and publishes reviews of scientific papers and books on agricultural and resource economics and related topics.
We invite you to publishing articles in the journal!


Further information at: www.are-journal.com

Reporting Back from Related Conferences

The 11th Annual Meeting of the Environment for Development (EfD) Initiative, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 27-29 October 2017 arrow


The 11th Annual Meeting of the Environment for Development (EfD) Initiative, organized by The Environment and Climate Research Center (EfD - Ethiopia), the African Development Bank and the EfD Secretariat, will be held on October 27-29, 2017.

Welcome to submit papers to the 11th Annual Meeting of the EfD Initiative – this year co-hosted by the African Development Bank and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. The EfD meeting is the most prominent conference on the application of environmental economics to development in the world and it has been organized in the Global South annually since its inception in 2007.


SISC Annual Conference 2017: Climate action in support of the Paris Agreement, Bologna, Italy, 26-27 October 2017 arrow

SiscThe Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC) is a non-profit and non-advocacy association, which aims at contributing to scientific progress and the innovation of climatic sciences in Italy by promoting the convergence of disciplines and multidisciplinary research. SISC aims to be a reference point for all scholars dealing with climate-related sciences and their applications.

The V SISC Annual Conference will involve scientists, researchers, policy makers, Italians, and foreigners working in close contact with our country, whose activities closely affect aspects of climate change and their relationships on environmental and socio-economic systems. The 2017 Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences is organized by SISC in cooperation with CNR ISAC, CNR IDPA and CMCC and will be held at CNR ISAC in Bologna on 26-27 October 2017.


2017 International Energy Workshop, College Park, Maryland USA, July 12-14, 2017 arrow

International Energy Workshop, College Park

International Energy Workshop, College Park

iewThe 36th edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) will be hosted by the Joint Global Change Research Institute of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and University of Maryland (UMD), in College Park, Maryland, USA on July 12-14, 2017.
The IEW (www.internationalenergyworkshop.org) is a leading conference for the international energy modelling community.
A (non-exclusive) list of IEW2017 potential conference topics is: Energy and Climate Systems with a focus on adaptation and mitigation strategies; Economics of renewable energy technologies; Modelling sustainable systems and meeting sustainable development goals; Energy demand and supply, and energy efficiency; Smart cities, stable grid and metering; Socioeconomics of the energy transition; Addressing uncertainties in the transformation of the energy system; Post Paris climate policy and implementation approaches for Nationally Determined Commitments; Mid-century carbon management strategies for energy systems.
Registration to the event is now open. Detailed information about registration and the event are available on IEW2017 website.

IEA-ETSAP meetings will be held back to back with IEW 2017. More information about these meetings can be found on IEA-ETSAP website.


2nd IAERE School Input Output Analysis for Environmental and Resource Economics, Urbino (Italy), 26-29 September 2017 arrow

IAERE logoThe Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE) School series aims at providing advanced training for young international scholars on issues of environmental and resource economics.
The 2nd IAERE School will be organized in cooperation with the University of Urbino ‘Carlo Bo’, and will focus on input-output analysis as a tool for environmental and resource economics. It will take place in Urbino, at the University of Urbino, from the 26th to the 29th of September 2017.

From the press

Economic Principles for “Spaceship Earth” arrow

by Edward B. Barbier and Joanne C. Burgess


This article was previously published online in Resources - RFF's online magazine, Issue 194, Spring 2017, available here.


Over 50 years ago, Kenneth Boulding’s landmark essay, “The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth,” was published in a volume of works prepared for an RFF forum on environmental quality in a growing economy. Since its publication, this essay has had a profound influence on much of our thinking about the global economy and sustainability. Its vision of the “spaceship earth” was essential to shaping the sustainability concept of the 1960s and 1970s in seminal classics of that time.


Letters from Regions

[CANADA] Pierre Lasserre arrow

pierre lasserre

I inform you with great sorrow of the passing of Pierre Lasserre on April 10 in a skiing accident on Mont Blanc. Pierre was a co-organizer of the Fourth World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economics in Montreal in 2010. He had also been an organizer of the Montreal Workshop in Resource and Environmental Economics for several years. He made widely acknowledged contributions to the study of non-renewable and forest economics, including substantial applications of real-options theory. He was a regular participant in EAERE conferences and in 2016 was elected honorary member of the French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.


[CYPRUS] Green Tax Reform is under consideration in Cyprus arrow


Dr. Theodoros Zachariadis, EAERE Country Representative in Cyprus, has taken the initiative to propose an Environmental Fiscal Reform in Cyprus. He has conducted a preliminary study proposing the implementation of a carbon tax, a water charge and a landfill tax, and has analysed some of the energy, environmental, fiscal and distributional effects of this proposal. The aim is to reduce labour-related taxation with the aid of the revenues to be collected through these environmental taxes. The core of the proposal is presented in this policy paper.

In December 2016, under the initiative of the Finance Minister of Cyprus Mr. Harris Georgiades, Dr. Zachariadis presented this proposal to the Ministers of Finance, Energy, Environment, Transport and Labour of the government of Cyprus. The Finance Ministry is currently working with Dr. Zachariadis to refine the proposal and specify how the anticipated revenues will be used to decrease other taxes.


[FRANCE] 4th annual conference of the French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (FAERE) arrow


The 4th annual conference of the French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists will be held at the University of Lorraine on September 12-13, 2017. The local organizers are the LEF team and the BETA team.
Authors are invited to submit their paper at the Conference website
The aim of the conference is to promote scientific research in the field of environmental economics. All theoretical or applied works are welcome, on topics such as biodiversity, fishery, agriculture, forestry, water, energy, climate, pollution, green growth, and bio-based economy.
Four particular themes will be highlighted: 
i) evaluation (non-market values, ecosystem services, sustainability criteria, equity, risk value, etc.),
ii) social interactions (cooperation, coalition, etc.), 
iii) environmental policy (taxation, voluntary agreements, tradeable permits, labelling, etc.) 
iv) the economics of network industries (energy, water, etc.).
Confirmed keynote speakers are Christopher Costello – UC Santa-Barbara (USA) and Alexander Pfaff – Duke University, Stanford School of Public Economics (USA). 

This 4rd annual conference will also be an opportunity to award the FAERE prize for the best environmental paper by a young economist. The particulars of this contest can be found here.


[INDIA] Implementing Intergenerational Equity in Mining arrow

Goa Foundation

“We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; We borrow it from our Children”

The Intergenerational Equity (IE) principle requires future generations to inherit at least as much as we did.  This is intimately linked to sustainability – after all, what are we trying to sustain, and for whom? The capabilities of the planet, for future generations.
Sustainability itself can be simplified as two related principles:

1. We are custodians over what we inherit. It is our duty to ensure that our children and future generations inherit at least as much as we did.

2.Provided we have safeguarded our inheritance, we may consume the fruit.


[ITALY] Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE) arrow

IAERE logo

IAERE organised in 2017 its fifth annual conference in Rome Tor Vergata. The event was successfully attended by a relevant number of researchers, witnessing three parallel sessions and two keynote speeches by Thomas Sterner and Shanti Gampi-Rabindran. The conference confirmed IAERE as a lively and young association. For the second year, a best paper award was assigned to two brilliant young researchers: Shouro Dasgupta and Claudia Ghisetti.

Next conferences will be organised in Turin in February 2018 – call for papers being launched in November 2017 –  Udine (2019) and Brescia (2020). 2017 will also witness the second school for young scholars: this year IAERE proposes an intensive school in Input Output Techniques held at the University of Urbino in late September. Additionally, IAERE launches for the first time a PhD dedicated workshop where students can present and discuss their papers with senior IAERE scholars. The event will be organised in Rimini (University of Bologna) in late October. The call for papers is being launched soon. For further details, visit the IAERE website.  


[LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN] Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP) Conference grants - 2017 arrow

laceep logoDear friends and colleagues,
the Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP), is happy to announce that there are a limited number of grants of up to US$900 to cover participation in conferences or meetings relevant to the field of environmental and development economics.

To qualify for a grant, you need to be a citizen of any country in Latin America or the Caribbean, and have an accepted paper in a conference

For inquires and applications, please send an email to LACEEP (laceep@catie.ac.cr) before June 30, 2017, including full name, current affiliation, proof of acceptance to present at the conference and abstract of paper to be presented (submit document as a PDF file, with your name included as part of the file name, for example: LastName_FirstName_Acceptance.pdf).
LACEEP will contact applicants with selection process results, no more than a month after the reviewing deadline.

Contract Requirements
Within two weeks following the conference, grantee is required to provide a short detail of expenses, along with a one-page report (including a picture while presenting) and a brief paragraph on how your academic and/or professional objectives benefited from this participation.


[NORDIC COUNTRIES] The First Nordic Annual Resource and Environmental Economics (NAERE) Workshop arrow

Holmaby Maija Holma, Marita Laukkanen, Marko Lindroos

Altogether 57 researchers and graduate students from the Nordic countries gathered in Helsinki, Finland, on April 21.-22.2017. The event that brought us together was the first Nordic Annual Resource and Environmental Economics (NAERE) workshop, hosted by the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Helsinki. Local organizers were the Finnish Environment Institute, University of Helsinki and VATT Institute for Economic Research.


[POLAND] Environmental and resource economists in Poland arrow

Zyliczby Tomasz Zylicz, EAERE Country Representative in Poland

Environmental and resource economists in Poland have two professional organizations: the Polish Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and the Polish chapter of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Initially, the Polish association considered itself a part of the European one and hosted the second EAERE conference in Cracow in 1991. When the European association decided to coordinate national activities better and control membership fees, the Polish association was established as a separate national entity.


Institutional Events and Deadlines

Annual Conferences


28 June - 1 July 2017, Athens, Greece
EAERE 23rd Annual Conference

25-29 June 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden
6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists


26 June 2019 - 29 June 2019 Manchester, UK
EAERE 24th Annual Conference


Outreach activities


2 - 8 July 2017, Venice, Italy
EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School: "Macroeconomics of Climate Change"

Winter 2018, Ascona, Switzerland
EAERE Winter School: "Uncertainty and Dynamics in Environmental Economic Modeling"

30 June - 6 July 2018, Venice, Italy

EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School,Climate Change Assessment: Economic Models and Evaluation Criteria


Forthcoming EAERE Supported Events

27 Jun 2017-28 Jun 2017 Athens, Greece

Pre-Conference Workshop on Climate Policy & Stranded Assets: A Public Finance and Financial Economics Perspective



28 Jun 2017-28 Jun 2017 Athens, Greece

Advanced Policy Workshop in "Sustainability and Resource Valuation"


01 Jul 2017 Athens, Greece

Pre-Conference Workshop on "Spatial Dimensions of Stated Preferences"


03 Sep 2017-09 Sep 2017 Vierraden, Uckermark Germany

Summer School on "Using Discrete Choice Experiments for the Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services in Rural Landscapes"


Deadline for applications: 15 Jun 2017 28 Jun 2017

12 Sep 2017-13 Sep 2017 Lorraine France
The 4th annual conference of the French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Organization: FAERE, the LEF team and the BETA team.


21 Sep 2017-22 Sep 2017 Tilburg Netherlands

19th Annual Bioecon Conference: Evidence-based environmental policies and the optimal management of natural resources

Organization: Tilburg University


26 Sep 2017-29 Sep 2017 Urbino Italy
2nd IAERE School: Input Output Analysis for Environmental and Resource Economics

Organization: IAERE and University of Urbino 'Carlo Bo'

Deadline for application: 30 June 2017

Job Market

The European Job Market for Environmental and Resource Economists aims to offer the two sides of the market - institutions with open positions and candidates looking for a job - both a virtual and a physical place to meet and look for the best match. Candidates, universities, public and private institutions, and corporations are invited to apply to participate in the Job Market.

Candidates' profiles and information on open positions are posted in the EAERE website throughout the whole year. Check at EAERE Website > Job Market.


With over 700 participants from all over the world, EAERE Annual Conferences are an invaluable resource for individuals looking for new job opportunities and for institutions with vacant positions. Candidates participating at the Annual Conferences are invited to mark their papers as "job market paper" in the paper submission process. In order to easy the meeting between institutions and job market candidates, 'job market papers' will be listed at the end of the conference programme book distributed to conference participantys.


Events, Books, Journals, Educational Programmes, Web Resources

Information on events, booksjournalseducational programmes, useful links, policy resources, is available on the Association's website.

EAERE members are encouraged to post announcements of interest for the field.
It is sufficient to send an e-mail to eaere@eaere.org containing the information to be posted.
It is a great opportunity to let your news be known by a wide audience!

Institutional Members

Public and private institutions are invited to support the Association to further its aims by joining EAERE as Institutional Members. Incomes from institutional membership fees will be used exclusively and completely to further the aims of the Association. The Association reserves to institutional members a rich portfolio of benefits and different membershio options and prices.

Spread the word and invite other institutions to join!



Below the list of the 2017 Institutional Members: EAERE is most grateful for their support.