EAERE Newsletter Spring 2014
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Institutional Highlights

Presidential Correspondence arrow

Markandya Anil Markandya, EAERE President
Dear EAERE Members,
The subject of environmental and resource economics is one of the success stories of the profession: research in the area is thriving and demand for the services of environmental economists is growing rapidly. For this EAERE can rightly take considerable credit: it has nurtured and supported scientific effort on the topic for 24 years and has provided an important platform for the exchange of ideas, the training of young researchers and the recognition of achievement through its different awards.


From the Editor arrow

KoundouriPhoebe Koundouri, EAERE Vice-President and Newsletter Editor
Dear EAERE Friends and Colleagues,
This issue of our Newsletter includes the traditional sections (Institutional Highlights,Events and Deadlines, Feature Article, Policy-Related News from the European Commission, Letters from the Regions, Institutional Events and Deadlines, Job Market and other Announcements), sections established under my editorship (Research Highlights, News from the European Commission Funded Research, News from other institutions working on environmental and resource economics), as well as two news sections: News from Related Journals and Reporting back from Related Conferences.


Convocation for the 2014 General Assembly of Members arrow

EAERE Members are invited to join the 2014 Annual General Assembly of members convened as follows:
  • First convocation: June 24th 2014, from 9.00 to 10.15, EAERE Headquarters Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore Venice, Italy;
  • Second convocation: July 1st 2014, from 12.30 to 14.00, Istanbul Lütfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Centre, Harbiye 34267, Istanbul, Turkey


Country Representatives arrow

The action of country representatives is meant to strengthen the Association’s presence in individual countries and therefore to help the EAERE to further its aims. The appointment for this role lasts two years, in conjunction with the Presidential mandate, after which it is automatically renewed unless (i) the parts decide otherwise or (ii) other candidates have been nominated by members. In the latter case, the Council will evaluate the nominations received and appoint a new Country Representative or renew the previous appointment.

As the result of these indications, and with the beginning of Anil Markandya's Presidential mandate, the panel of country representatives was renewed. The full list of 2014-2015 Country Representatives is:


WCERE/2014 - updates arrow

WCERETimo Goeschl, WCERE Programme Committee Co-Chair and Ozgur Kayalica, WCERE Local Organising Committee Chair
The countdown for the 5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE) has started. Soon over 1100 economists from more than 60 countries will gather in Istanbul. The Scientific Committee has received 1784 full papers, 835 of which have been accepted for presentation. We are busy putting together the scientific programme. For one highlight, the Policy Sessions, a tentative programme is already on the web. Please visit the link for the details www.wcere2014.org/en/Policy-Sessions.html.


Awards 2014

The following awards will be delivered at WCERE/2014:

EAERE Supported Event: Belpasso International Summer School 2013 arrow

Biss 13Jaroslav Mysiak, School Co-Chair, Carlos Dionisio Pérez Blanco, School Participant, Giovanni Signorello, School Co-Chair
The annual Belpasso International Summer School (BISS) is an noteworthy event devoted to major themes of environmental economics and policy. Traditionally held in the first September week in a breath-taking place under the Etna volcano in Sicily (Italy), the BISS brings together prominent academics and young researchers from all over the world.
Two years after the first BISS dedicated to the economics of natural hazards and extreme climate events, scholars from the disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation gathered again, this time to discuss the recent advantages and pitfalls of innovative economic instruments for financing disaster risk reduction efforts and climate adaptation.

The BISS2013 was organised, likewise in 2011, by Prof. Giovanni Signorello of the University Catania and Dr. Jaroslav Mysiak of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change, with financial support of and in collaboration with the European Association of the Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE). Other Faculty members included Dr. Swenja Surminski of the Grantham Research Institute and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, London School of Economics; Prof. Jeroen Aerts of the Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Amsterdam; Prof. Reinhard Mechler of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna; Prof. Carlos Mario Gómez and Dr. Gonzalo Delacámara, both of the University of Alcalá and IMDEA Water Foundation.


EAERE Supported Event: Workshop on “Conservation Tenders in Developed and Developing Countries – Status Quo, Challenges and Prospects”arrow

Tobias WuenscherTobias Wünscher, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn
The workshop addressed experiences in the development and application of conservation tenders, also known as procurement or conservation auctions. The procurement auction approach generally asks private land managers to submit a bid for the payment they would require to deliver a conservation action that is pre-defined by the conservation agency (e.g. the government) or specified by the land manager in a detailed management plan (the proxy for outputs). Competition between landholders (via bidding in the auction) can reveal the 'real' cost of delivering the desired outcome. Applied economists have frequently argued procurement auctions for conservation contracts are able to deliver environmental goals at a lower cost than externally determined fixed payment offers.


EAERE Supported Event: Workshop on “Measuring the Impact of Forest Conservation Policies: New methods & informing policy”arrow

Jan BoernerJan Börner, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn
The workshop, Evaluating Forest Conservation Initiatives: New Tools and Policy Needs, took place in Barcelona, Spain, between the 10th and 12th December 2013, with support from the EAERE. Around 40 scientists from around the world participated to share their latest research and discuss conservation policy evaluation challenges. During the first two days researchers presented and discussed ongoing impact evaluation work, whereas the third day gathered policy makers and practitioners to discuss an emerging agenda for impact evaluation in the conservation sector.
The overall objective of the workshop was to review and discuss innovative methodological strategies to evaluate forest conservation policy instruments, such as protected areas, community forest management, payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes, forest tenure reform and regulatory enforcement. New methods for the evaluation of conservation policies, such as randomized-control-trials, matching and spatial techniques were discussed, alongside the need to integrate qualitative research approaches in impact evaluation methods. Emphasis was also put on the need to develop a more nuanced understanding of the limits to quantitative evaluations of conservation policy effectiveness.


EAERE Supported Event: Workshop on “Methods for research Synthesis: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach” arrow

Lisa A. Robinson and James K. Hammitt, Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
How to best synthesize research evidence across studies is a pervasive issue that arises in almost every discipline. Practices vary across fields, however, due in part to differences in the problems addressed and in the data available. As a result, there are many opportunities for researchers to learn from other disciplines and to collaborate to address methodological challenges.
With support from EAERE and others, the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis (HCRA) sponsored a workshop in October 2013 to address these issues. The workshop brought together experts from diverse fields to discuss a variety of research synthesis methods, including systematic review, meta-analysis, and expert elicitation. It focused on using these methods to estimate parameters in policy analytic models and other applications. Below, we describe the project then briefly summarize the key findings.


EAERE Supported Event: Workshop on “Non-Market valuation” arrow

Pierre-Alexandre MahieuPierre-Alexandre Mahieu, Institute of Technology of University of Nantes, LEMNA
About a year ago, on 24-25th June 2013, a workshop on non-market valuation (WONV) was organized in Nantes, France, with the support of EAERE, LEMNA, GEA and IUT-University of Nantes. The aim of WONV was to provide a forum for dissemination of high quality papers in the field of non-market valuation and to create a network of people that will meet every year. Papers could focus on stated preference methods (contingent valuation, choice experiment) or revealed preference methods (travel cost method, hedonic pricing method).

Research Highlights

What Does Cost-Benefit Analysis Really Measure? arrow

Karine NyborgKarine Nyborg, EAERE Past-President
As recently noted by the IPCC, “the limitations of economics and social welfare analysis, including cost-benefit analysis, are widely documented” (IPCC 2014 Ch.3, p.5). In spite of this, many environmental economists seem quite uncritical in their recommendation of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) as a normative guide to policy decisions. In a recent book (Nyborg 2012) and working paper (Nyborg 2014), I argue that although the main indicator of a CBA, net willingness to pay, is interesting in its own right, it should be regarded neither as a welfare measure nor as an efficiency measure.

What is typically the purpose of a CBA? Economics textbooks tend to assume that it is to estimate projects’ welfare effects according to the social welfare function of some unique policy-making entity: “the planner”, “the government”, “the ethical observer”. I assume, instead, that the aim of the project analysis is to enable each participant in a democratic process to make her own well-founded judgment of alternative projects’ welfare effects.


Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation arrow

Handbook Economics of Climate Change AdaptationAnil Markandya, EAERE President

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing human kind. Many publications deal with economic issues relating to mitigation policies, but the economics of adaptation to climate change has received comparatively little attention. This area is, however, critical and a central pillar of any adaptation strategy or plan. It therefore merits the increase in the attention it is receiving. For the first time the IPCC, in its 5th Assessment (which has just been released), included a chapter devoted specifically to the Economics of Adaptation.
This book provides an in-depth discussion of the topic. Critical issues include: different kinds of uncertainty and how to handle them; determination of baselines; reversibility, flexibility and adaptive management; distributional impacts of climate change and of the adaptation measures; discount rates and time horizons; mixing monetary and non-monetary evaluations and limits to the use of cost-benefit analysis; and economy-wide impacts and cross-sectoral linkages.


Travel Journey of an Integrated Assessment Modeling arrow

Valentina BosettiValentina Bosetti, EAERE Council Member
The book titled Climate Change Mitigation, Technological Innovation and Adaptation is coming out in end June 2014. This is an attempt to transparently lay out the story of a model. Integrated assessment models represent an aspiration, that of describing the full cycle of environmental externalities. Starting from what causes environmental externalities (human activities), to the positive or negative feedbacks these have on humans.
IA models are increasingly at the basis of key policy decisions. I use the term “aspiration” because the complexity of the phenomena that these models try to portray is such that some processes and links are always left unmodelled. What is essential and what can be left out depends, ultimately, on what questions the modeler is set out to answer. We wrote the first equations of the WITCH model in 2005 and since then the model has grown in complexity and richness. WITCH is a moving target, which develops and unfolds over time as new requests arrive from policy, new topics emerge as research relevant, new data and methods become available and new people with new skills join or leave the team.


The Implications of Energy Input Flexibility for a Resource Dependent Economy arrow

Karen PittelKaren Pittel, EAERE Council Member
On a very general level, measures to reduce anthropogenic CO2 emissions can be at-tributed to basically two channels. The first is to decrease the amount of energy used in goods production and consumption. This can either be due to product or process innova-tions or - in the simplest case - to decreases in the level of production (or negative growth). The second basic option is to decrease CO2 emissions by substituting fossil by renewable energy.

While combatting climate change efficiently is likely to require both channels, much of the literature has focused on the first channel; the option of and problems related to the substitution of fossil fuels by renewable energy has only recently gained more serious attention. Although this development is probably largely due to the growing political focus on renewable energy, it nevertheless draws attention to important effects that can result from integrating an increasing share of renewables into an energy system previ-ously based on fossil energy generation.


Handbook on the Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity arrow

Handbook on Economics of Biodiversity and Ecosystems ServicesPaulo A.L.D. Nunes, WAVES, The World Bank
In the last ten years or so we have observed an interesting and probably encouraging phenomenon of the emergence of a need for a global consensus on the issue of economics of ecosystems and biodiversity. The global community and policy-makers have clearly expressed and articulated their demand for synthesis on valuation, accounting and mainstreaming of ecosystem services into conventional decision-making frameworks of fiscal and monetary policies, trade and investment measures and use of economic instruments in response to policies for biodiversity, ecosystems and climate change.
In this context, the Handbook on the Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity (Handbook) emerges as an authoritative assessment of the recent findings in ecosystems’ services and biodiversity valuation and accounting and policy design, essential for implementing effective response policies for management of ecosystems and biodiversity.


Regime Shifts arrow

Aart de ZeeuwAart de Zeeuw, Former EAERE President (1998-1999)

The popularity of the concept regime shift is rapidly increasing in economics. Many will associate regime shift with a concept in political economy but what I mean is the term in ecology where it means a large, abrupt and persistent change in structure and functioning of an ecosystem (e.g. Biggs et al. in Encyclopedia in Theoretical Ecology, 2012). Interesting economics arises if this change is caused by human behaviour and if the effect is a significant loss in ecosystem services.
Examples are eutrophication of lakes due to the release of nutrients, bleaching of coral reefs due to temperature rise or overfishing, and climate change due to the release of greenhouse gases. The change is large and abrupt so one often speaks of tipping points. The change is also persistent due to the high non-linearity of ecological systems. When a shift occurs, it requires a substantial change in behaviour to return to the previous regime (hysteresis effect) or the shift may even be irreversible. As opposed to our standard way of thinking, non-convexities arise in decision problems (Dasgupta and Mäler (eds.), The Economics of Non-Convex Ecosystems, 2004) and non-marginal changes can occur.

Policy-related news from the European Commission

2030 Climate & Energy Frameworkarrow

Ger KlaassenGer Klaassen, European Commission, DGCLIMA
In January 2014 the European Commission outlined a policy framework for climate and energy policies noting that substantial progress was made. In 2012 greenhouse gas emissions where already 18% lower than in 1990 and forecasted to be 24% lower in 2030. In 2012 the share of renewable energy had increased to 12% of final energy consumed and is expected to increase to 21% in 2030. On energy consumption, energy intensity (energy consumption in relation to GDP) of the EU had reduced by 24 % between 1995 and 2011. Progress has been slower for the third, non-binding objective to reduce gross energy consumption in the EU by 20% compared to business-as-usual. This goal is not expected to be met in 2020. The following elements are essential for a 2030 framework:

News from the EC Funded Research

EPI-WATER final conference - Paving the way for a better application of economic policy instruments for water resources managementarrow

EPI-WATERJaroslav Mysiak, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei - FEEM
The last of the three EPI-Water’s international events, after Berlin and Alcalá de Henares conferences, took place in Venice at 28-29 November 2014 at the premise of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), at San Giorgio Maggiore Island. The event aimed at conveying the results and recommendations produced throughout the project to a wider academic and policy audience. It also set to contribute to a cross-sector discussion about the prospects, pitfalls challenges and future research needs related to the application of economic policy instruments in other environmental fields (such as climate adaptation and biodiversity protection).


MERMAID: Innovative Multi-purpose offshore platforms: planning, design and operation. arrow

MERMAIDPhoebe Koundouri, EAERE Vice-President and Newsletter Editor
The European Union, has launched in 2011 “THE OCEAN OF TOMORROW” call for proposals. Through this programme, the EU has made available to the scientific and entrepreneurial community a total funding of €14 M (project specific budgets mentioned below include both EC and non EC financial contribution) for up to three projects that explore the design of Offshore Multi-use Platforms, in which a mixture of different sectors and specific functions can be performed in a shared location with shared infrastructure (and costs) and could prove to be an important opportunity for improved utilisation of the oceans as well as sustainable economic growth. Therefore, developing a concept of Multi-use Oceanic Platforms has become one of the EU’s most interesting bets to guarantee the use and synergistic exploitation of oceanic resources in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner. The three selected and financed projects in the framework of “The Ocean of Tomorrow” call for proposals are:

News from Other Institutions Working on Environmental and Resource Economics

Why I’m joining the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) arrow

Frank ConveryFrank J Convery, EAERE Former President (2004-2005)
I’ve been offered, and accepted, the post of chief economist with EDF, headquartered in New York City. A number of friends have asked “Why?”

When my late father was impressed by someone, he would say: “I like the cut of her jib”. This was an all encompassing endorsement. I like to cut of EDF’s jib, for a number of reasons. Ten are proffered, to lend a certain Biblical veracity to what might otherwise be a bald and unconvincing narrative.


Presentation of the Chair of Economics/Resource Economics at ETH Zurich arrow

ETH Lucas Bretschger, EAERE President-Elect
The Chair of Economics/Resource Economics was created in 2003; it served as a building block for the new Center of Economic Research at ETH (CER-ETH) and the new Department of Management, Technology and Economics at (MTEC). Major goals are the provision of high-level research, teaching and educational platforms, and services to the school, the public sector, and private companies. The group covers all the topics associated with resources and the environment from an economic perspective, specifically the impact of natural resource scarcity and pollution on long-run welfare and associated policies. We aim to demonstrate how and why resource economics is an increasingly important, active, and innovative area in the research on sustainable development. At the same time, our vision is constantly and carefully to develop a new discipline as an emerging field, which is best characterized by the label of “sustainability economics.”
Within the broader interdisciplinary approach to sustainability, we seek to find and enable the implementation of rules for a world economy that is intrinsically compatible with the natural environment. By shaping sustainability economics as a new discipline, we aim to be recognized as one of the known research groups in economic sustainability research.


The State of Natural Capital 2014 - the second annual report of the UK's Natural Capital Committee arrow

Phil CrylePhil Cryle, Eftec, Economics for the Environment Consultancy
The Natural Capital Committee provides advice to Government on the state of England’s natural capital assets. The committee’s most recent report was published in March 2014 and it is supported by an eftec study conducted in association with Cascade Consulting and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
In order to assess the current state of natural capital, the study team reviewed existing data relevant to monitoring changes in natural capital, identifying where the data is located and in what form. It also reviewed existing evidence from the peer reviewed literature, along with practical experience from the private sector and conservation bodies, about the speed of recovery of different natural capital assets and ecological systems as a result of different levels of degradation (including in the event of crossing thresholds). It is concluded that there are many data on aspects of natural capital in England but these are still incomplete and hence it is difficult to assess overall status and trends for natural assets. More work is needed to fill these gaps. In the few cases where there are measures with some relevance to natural assets (freshwaters, coasts, rare species and priority habitats) current status is some way from current targets.


Spanish and Portuguese Association of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics arrow

aernaRenan Ulrich Goetz, University of Girona
AERNA is the Spanish and Portuguese Association of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. It is an independent association that was founded in 2002 and groups about 100 academic researchers, mostly Spanish and Portuguese, dedicated to Environmental and Resource Economics. Most of the AERNA members are also members of EAERE. The main final purpose of AERNA is to promote the exchange and improvements of knowledge to facilitate the scientific work by its members, as well as decision making by the public administration and those social groups interested in the field of the relationships between the environment and the economy.


Ecological versus Environmental Economics?: Promoting Better Environmental Policy-Making arrow

Marisa Beck and Randall Wigle, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Ontario
The Balsillie School of International Affairs' Global Environmental Governance Group invites you to an informal workshop entitled "Ecological versus Environmental Economics?"
A growing body of literature in the emerging Fields of complexity economics and co-evolutionary economics diagnoses the inability of conventional, neoclassical economics in addressing and solving complex global problems including the Financial crisis, and climate change. In particular with regards to environmental issues, the divide between self-declared complexity economists and conventional economists appears to reflect and reinforce an older debate (and open conflict at times) between ecological economists on the one side and environmental economists on the other.



Letter from the JEEM-Editors arrow

JEEMDaniel Phaneuf, past JEEM Managing editor,Till Requate, JEEM Managing Editor
Dear EAERE members,
as you know the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management has been the official journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) for 39 years. Recently AERE decided to establish the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) as their new official journal. Since the previous JEEM editor Dan Phaneuf, the current JEEM managing editor, had stepped down to become the inaugural editor of JAERE, there arose the need to establish a new editorial team for JEEM. Till Requate (Kiel University, Germany) has agreed to serve as the new managing editor for JEEM and looks forward to this big challenge with great excitement and anticipation.


New Journal Water Resources and Economics: One Year Down The Road arrow

WRERoy Brouwer, Chief Editor Water Resources and Economics
Sustainable water resources management has emerged over the past decades as one of the most prominent global environmental issues, as evidenced in Europe through the adoption of important pieces of legislation such as the European Water Framework Directive (2000), the Floods Directive (2006), the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008) and in 2012 the European Commission’s Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water Resources. Water resources management, including transboundary river basin management, is addressed by various disciplines, including economics. For the purpose of sustainable water resources management, the scientific assessment of the multiple connections between water resources and the economy is essential.
Scientific articles addressing the important link between water resources and economics are historically spread out over various environmental economics, water resources research and water policy journals. In order to satisfy the need for a common, shared outlet, the new journal Water Resources and Economics was launched by Elsevier in cooperation with the International Water Association (IWA) in 2013.


Announcing a new journal: Water Economics and Policy (WEP) arrow

WEP Ariel Dinar, Editor-in-Chief, Water Economics and Policy
Water Economics and Policy (WEP) is accepting new submissions starting from January 2014. WEP webpage can be accessed at www.worldscientific.com/worldscinet/wep.
WEP is published by World Scientific Publishing. Economic considerations, including efficiency, equity, production, allocation, and pollution, have expanded as water resources have become scarce both in terms of quantity and quality. While economic analyses applied to the water sector are useful and educational, their policy implications are less obvious for guiding policymakers.
Water-related economic and policy work has increased in the past decade, marking the importance of economic analysis of water resource management. There are several journals hosting economic and policy work on water. However, none of these journals are dedicated solely to focus on the economic-policy nexus.



ENVECON 2014 arrow

ENVECONGeorge Halkos, Conference Scientific Coordinator
The 1st PanHellenic Conference on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics with emphasis to Climate Change (ENVECON 2014) was organized by the Laboratory of Operations Research in the Department of Economics at the University of Thessaly. The conference, which is part of the research program Cooperation 2011 (11SYN-8-118) financed by the Ministry for Development and Competitiveness in the context of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2007-2014, took place on the 26th and 27th March 2014 in Volos, Greece.


The UK Network of Environmental Economists arrow

Phil CrylePhil Cryle, Eftec, Economics for the Environment Consultancy
The UK Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE) brings together environmental economists from academia, consultancy and public and private sectors to foster closer relationships, follow recent developments and share experience. To date UKNEE has over 160 members from private consultancy, academia and government. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in or works with the tools of environmental economics. As a result, UKNEE events are attended by a wide interest group, leading to interesting debate and exploration of issues across disciplines and interests. UKNEE welcomes members to evening seminars 3 or 4 times a year in addition to organising workshops and webinars.
UKNEE’s Spring 2014 event ‘Natural Capital for Business’ was a workshop that brought together business and research institutions with the aim of improving mutual understanding of the need for and availability of evidence on natural capital analysis for business. Previous event topics include:



New study finds UK is a world leader in cutting greenhouse gas emissions but is not acting alone arrow

Samuela BassiSamuela Bassi, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE
The UK is an international leader in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, but is not acting alone, according to a new report published by the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science.
The study by Samuela Bassi, Sam Fankhauser, Fergus Green and Michal Nachmany compared the UK’s targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions with those of its competitors within and outside the European Union. The UK’s fourth carbon budget, which requires a cut in annual emissions by 50 per cent by 2025 compared with 1990, is currently being reviewed by the Government after claims that it was more ambitious than the action planned by other countries.


Too Much, Too Little, the role of Water in Adaptation to Climate Change arrow

Gil Penha-LopesGil Penha-Lopes, CCIAM-SIM - Climate Change Research group, University of Lisbon
This year we, as global society, reached a significant mark of 400 ppm of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and fast approaching to 450 ppm, value recognized by many governments as the ceiling to avoid catastrophic climate change. At the same time the assessment report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) strengthens the scientific case for action. (…)
Recently the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (EEA Grants), supporting national climate action, held their annual meeting in Lisbon with the focus on “Too Much, Too Little, the role of Water in Adaptation to Climate Change”. The conference focused on climate change and its potential consequences on the hydrological cycle, precipitation patterns, water availability and water distribution across Europe.


Account-Firm Matching for EU ETS EUTL Transaction Dataarrow

ZaklanAleksandar Zaklan, European University Institute
The Climate Policy Research Unit (CPRU) at the European University Institute announces the availability of a reference database that allows researchers to link accounts in the EU Transaction Log (EUTL) of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) with the owners of those accounts. The creation of this database is the result of a joint effort by researchers from a number of European institutions of higher learning, which was coordinated by the CPRU. The EU Transaction Log (EUTL) records all allowance allocations, surrenders against emissions, transfers and holdings; however, the accounts within the EUTL do not indicate the ultimate corporate owner. As a result, meaningful analysis of firm behavior of how allowance balances are managed is not possible without matching accounts to firms.


News from France arrow

FAEREMireille Chiroleu-Assouline, FAERE Vice-President, Vincent Martinet, EAERE French Country Representative and FAERE board member
After only one year of life, the French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists – FAERE has already a significant scientific track record. Among the past events, it is worth mentioning the first FAERE thematic workshop focused on the “Energy transition”. It has taken place on March 27-28, 2014 in Le Havre. A dozen theoretical or empirical contributions were presented. The FAERE intends to organize two thematic workshops a year and its second thematic workshop will thus be held in Nanterre next fall. It will focus on the spatial and dynamics aspects of environmental economics.

Institutional Events and Deadlines

9 - 12 June 2014
Monte Verità Conference on Sustainable Resource Use and Economic Dynamics (SURED 2014), Ascona, Switzerland
EAERE Supported Event

27 - 28 June 2014
Applied Methods Related to Regime Shifts in Social-Ecological Systems, Short course held in conjunction with WCERE/2014
EAERE Supported Event

28 June 2 July 2014
5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Istanbul, Turkey

6 - 12 July 2014
EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School: "The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change", Venice, Italy

31 August- 6 September 2014
2014 Belpasso International Summer School on Environmental and Resource Economics: “Spatial context and valuing natural capital for conservation planning”, Belpasso, Italy
EAERE Supported Event

8 - 10 October 2014
3rd Conference on “Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Management in Developing and Transition Economies, Clermont-Ferrand
EAERE Supported Event

15 December 2014
Deadline for expressions of interest for the organisation of EAERE 23rd Annual Conference in 2017

24 - 27 June 2015
EAERE 21st Annual Conference, Helsinki, Finland

28 June - 4 July 2015
EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School: "Environmental Regulation", Venice, Italy

22 - 25 Jne 2016
EAERE 22nd Annual Conference, Zurich, Switzerland

Job Market

The World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE) is an invaluable resource for individuals looking for new job opportunities and for institutions with jop openings.

EAERE will help organise job interviews at the WCERE/2014, and will assist candidates and institutions in finding the best match.

Job market Candidates participating in the Congress will be listed in the EAERE website Candidates' Job Market Page. Institutions that wish to conduct interviews during the Congress will be listed in the Open Positions' Job Market Page.
Interviews must be organised by the participants in the market directly.


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

EAERE Institutional Members 2014

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 are used exclusively and completely to further the aims of the Association. The Association reserves to institutional members a rich portfolio of benefits and different membership options and prices.
Spread the word and invite other institutions to join us!


  • Basque Centre for Climate Change - BC3, Spain
  • Center of Economics Research at ETH Zurich - CER-ETH, Switzerland
  • Climate Policy Research Unit - European University Institute - Italy
  • Cyprus University of Technology - CUT, Cyprus
  • Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei- FEEM, Italy
  • Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research, CREE, Norway
  • Research Institute of Capital Formation, Development Bank if Japan Inc. - RICF DBJ, Japan
  • Statistics Norway, Norway
  • TEN Center - Venice International University, Italy
  • Laboratoire d’Economie des Ressources Naturelles - LERNA, Toulouse School of Economics, France
  • The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Sweden


  • Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne - CES, France
  • Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International - CERDI , France
  • Center for Economics and Corporate Sustainability- KU Leuven-CEDON, Belgium
  • Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics, Department of Economics, Umea University, Sweden
  • Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), University of East Anglia, UK
  • Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en èconomie quantitative - CIREQ, Canada
  • Department of Agri-Food and Environmental Systems Management - DiGeSA, University of Catania, Italy
  • Department of Environmental and Business Economics, University of Southern Denmark - IME-SDU, Denmark
  • Göteborg University – School of Business, Economics and Law, Environmental Economics Unit - EEU, Sweden
  • School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences - NMBU, Norway
  • School of Agricultural & Resource Economics, Universtiy of Western Australia, Australia
  • Sustainability Center, Tilburg University - TSC, Netherlands
  • The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment - GRI, UK
  • VU University Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies - IVM, Netherlands
  • Wageningen University, Netherlands
EAERE is most grateful for their support.