In 2023 EAERE members will vote for a President (who will join the Council as President-Elect in 2024-2025, serve as President in 2026-2027, and act as Past-President in 2028-2029), and two new members of the Council who will serve for four years beginning in 2024.

The Nominating Committee proposes to the General Assembly two names of individual members in good standing for the position of President and four names of individual members in good standing for the position of elected members of the Council. Additionally, any group of at least one fourth of the members may nominate candidates who are then added to the proposals of the Nominating Committee. The candidates with the highest number of votes are elected for the respective positions.

The nominations were handled by a Nominating Committee comprised of Christian Gollier (Chair), Valentina Bosetti and Karine Nyborg. EAERE is grateful for the important service they rendered to the Association.

Alejandro CAPARRÓS

Elections will be run electronically from September 1st to September 30th, 2023. In early September 2023 members will be sent detailed information about the voting mechanism.

The results of the elections will be announced in mid-October, 2023.

Your President and Council give shape, style and leadership to our organisation, and it is important that they have a real mandate from the membership, so please vote, and encourage your colleagues to do likewise.


Stefan AMBEC

Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)


“When I was asked to run for the EAERE presidency, I was quick to say yes! The EAERE has been part of my professional life for many years. The annual conference is always on my agenda. An event that I missed only when COVID hit me. Each year, I am amazed by the vibrant and extensive research conducted in our field. The EAERE winter and summer schools, in which I actively participated, are opportunities to exchange with new generations of environmental economists full of energy. I have started to learn how to handle paper as Associate Editor for ERE, the EAERE’s flagship, before becoming Editor-in-Chief for REE. I feel honored and privileged to be selected by the committee for this opportunity to contribute further to the Association if I’m elected.

I see the future of the EAERE in continuity with the remarkable achievements of a wonderful team of colleagues. First, the annual meeting should remain a ‘must-attend’ event for environmental economists in Europe. We must remain inclusive without giving up on quality. It is important to see new faces, keep in touch with colleagues and friends and, at the same time, being excited by the last discoveries in our field. We should also continue our efforts to contain the harmful impact of the event on our environment as much as possible.

Second, the EAERE has a role to play in the public debate on environmental and climate policies. We must enhance our communication beyond newsletters and social media by, for instance, launching thematic blogs. We should initiate more policy dialogues with public administrations and policymakers. We could aim to collaborate with the European Commission, proposing webinars like the one organized by DG Energy, to effectively disseminate our expertise.

Third, we must ensure that EAERE is widely recognized as the legitimate collective home for economists interested in environmental and climate issues. We need to build bridges with other fields in economics, involve researchers in other disciplines. As climate change and biodiversity loss are becoming mainstream concerns, we should emphasize that economists have been working on these issues for decades, thanks to EAERE. This knowledge and expertise should be shared more widely among economists outside our field.”


Stefan Ambec is INRAE Research Professor at Toulouse School of Economics where he leads the TSE Energy and Climate Center. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Montreal. He is Editor-in-Chief for Resource and Energy Economics, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, as well as the Editorial Council of the Journal of the Association of Environmental Economists. He has been involved in policy dialogues and expertise in many instances, notably as lead author of a report on the EU-Mercosur trade agreement mandated by the French government. His research focuses on the foundations and impacts of environmental policies: about their efficiency, fairness properties, their effect on firms’ strategies, on consumers’ behavior, on pollution and the welfare. He has worked on water, energy, air pollution, climate change, and pest resistance.



Statistics Norway and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)


I am grateful and deeply honored to accept the nomination for the position of president of the EAERE. The main goals of the association are to advance the field of environmental and resource economics in Europe, fostering collaboration among researchers, policymakers, and students, and encouraging cooperation among universities and research institutions across the continent. I am committed to these goals and honored by the opportunity to contribute to them. If elected, I look forward to collaborating closely with the EAERE council and various committees to reach these goals, building upon their valuable experiences and the robust foundation that has already been established.

My first EAERE experience was as a participant of the summer school in Venice in 2005. It was an amazing experience that left a lasting impact on me. Since then, I have taken part in many of the annual conferences and other events organized or supported by EAERE. I am grateful for the valuable opportunities EAERE has provided me throughout my academic career.

Looking ahead, it remains crucial to foster and expand excellent platforms for EAERE members at every stage of their careers, as well as promoting fruitful interactions between EAERE members, policymakers, and other key stakeholders. I find it particularly important to offer strong support for students and junior researchers. By creating meeting places, offering mentorship, networking, and an inclusive environment, we can inspire their commitment to the field and help them reach their potential.

Amidst the urgent climate and nature crises, there has perhaps never been a more critical time for our field of environmental and resource economics. I firmly believe in the importance of advancing cutting-edge research, not only within our discipline but also through interdisciplinary collaboration. Equally important is strong policy relevance and to effectively communicate with policymakers and stakeholders. By bridging the gap between research and real-world impact, we can ensure that our research-based insights and knowledge remain relevant and have a positive impact on the world. I believe EAERE plays an important role in addressing these challenges.”


Linda Nøstbakken is the research director at Statistics Norway and a professor in the Department of Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). Previously, she served as the deputy rector and vice rector for academic affairs at NHH.

Nøstbakken’s research primarily examines the use and management of natural resources and the environment. Her work is published in leading academic journals. Her most recent studies investigate the management of marine resources, land use policy for protecting endangered species, and the transition from fossil fuels to renewables. She is an associate editor of Marine Resource Economics and serves on the editorial board of Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. Previously, she was co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and an associate editor of Natural Resource Modeling.

Nøstbakken has extensive experience in policy work, having served on a number of governmental expert commissions and advisory panels. Currently, she chairs the Aquaculture Commission and the Low Wage Commission in Norway. Additionally, she is a member of the Ministry of Finance’s advisory panel on fiscal policy analysis. She also contributes as board member to various organizations and currently serves on the interim board of the Research Council of Norway.



Department of Economic Analysis at the Autonomous University of Madrid and Spanish Portuguese Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERNA)


My first EAERE conference was Bilbao 2003, 20 years ago!! By that time, I had attended some events already, but all of them had been general economics conferences. I still remember EAERE Bilbao as one of the best conferences ever, not only because of the huge quality of what was presented there, but also because I discovered a community of very nice people!! This was new to me: One could do high quality research and have fun at the same time!! What a great combination!! Since then, I have not missed any EAERE conference, except when pregnant and in COVID times, and it is one of the few things that I block one year in advance in my calendar. During these times I have seen how the association has expanded, and I am really happy to have met so many colleagues and friends, which has resulted in great coauthorships, work visits, fund raising… and a lot of fun!!

I feel very honored and thankful for this opportunity to participate in the EAERE elections as council member candidate. If I am elected, I will do my best to contribute to the expansion of EAERE in several ways. Particularly, I strongly believe that EAERE can be a perfect home for our PhD students and young scholars. They are the future of our discipline and EAERE can provide a great space that may help them start flying. In addition, I think that both EAERE and the different regional associations that are currently underrepresented for several reasons (including financial issues) can gain a lot by tightening relationships and organizing joint activities.


Carmen Arguedas is Full Professor of Economics at the Department of Economic Analysis at the Autonomous University of Madrid. She holds a PhD in Economics from Carlos III University. She is currently the President of the Spanish Portuguese Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERNA), and she serves as co-editor of Resource and Energy Economics and associate editor of Environment and Development Economics.

Carmen’s work focuses on the theoretical analysis of information problems and incentives linked to the design and implementation of environmental policies. More recently, she has been working on the theoretical analysis of voluntary actions and collaborative consumption, as well as on laboratory experiments to understand behavior to face climate change. She has published her work in leading journals in the area of Environmental Economics, such as the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Environmental and Resource Economics, Resource and Energy Economics, or The Energy Journal, among others. She has been leading researcher in several competitive calls at the national and international level. Currently, she is leading a very promising project on the economic and environmental consequences of peer-to-peer sharing. She is very committed to the young generations and has been involved in the organization of several editions of the international Summer School on the Economic Foundations for Energy and Climate Policies or the First Young AERNA Day, among others.


Alejandro CAPARRÓS

University of Durham and Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
United Kingdom and Spain


“I still remember how excited I was when I attended my first EAERE conference in Southampton and my first WCERE in Monterrey (US), back in 2001 and 2002! Since then, I have attended many conferences, organised by different institutions, but I have particularly fond memories from the many EAERE conferences I have attended. Colleagues at these events, friends by now in many cases, share the view that rigorous economic research has a vital role in managing the world’s ecosystems. When focused on writing our papers, we tend to forget it, but our organisation is in the business of making the world a better place, and it would be an absolute honour to contribute as a council member to improve this great organisation further. Although I have been the country representative for Spain for several years, in institutional terms, I have focused mainly on AERNA, the Spanish and Portuguese Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. There, I have been President, Vice-President, Secretary, and member of the council. At AERNA, I chaired the organising committee of one of the bi-annual conferences, coordinated a research group on game theory and the environment, which is now in its fourth bi-annual workshop, co-organized an online seminar series on environmental economics and contributed to the establishment of several prices and activities for PhD students.  If elected, I would be delighted to put this experience to good use at EAERE.”


Alejandro Caparrós is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Durham University (UK) and co-Director of the Centre for Environmental and Energy Economics (CE3). He is also a Research Professor at the Institute for Public Goods and Policies of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), where he served previously as Director. He has also been a post-doc at CIRED-CNRS in Paris, lecturer at the University Paris Est and visiting scholar at the Universities of Berkeley, Columbia, Paris II, Paris Est, Bordeaux, Göttingen, Exeter, Bath and Innsbruck. He has been President of AERNA (Spanish and Portuguese Association of Environmental and Resource Economists), has participated in many research projects funded by the European Commission and national agencies, and has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations Statistics Division and local entities. He also served as Lead Author of the chapter on International Cooperation for the WGIII Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He applies game theory to the analysis of international negotiations over climate change and other global public goods. He also works on ecosystem accounting and dynamic pollution control.


Salvatore DI FALCO

Institute of Economics and Econometrics, University of Geneva


“In June 2002, Monterey California, I was attending the Second World Congress in Environmental Economics. As a third year PhD student in Environmental Economics at the University of York (UK), this conference participation had a very profound impact on me. I was introduced to a supportive and cohesive research community with an incredibly deep talent pool. In hindsight, joining this group has been one of the best career decisions I have ever made. Thanks to this association I have met great colleagues, learned a tonne, built, and expanded my network, and made connections with likeminded people. Fast-forward 20 years later, I would like to give something back and serve the council in the best way I can. If elected, my focus will be on further increasing the EARE visibility and impact and explore potential collaboration with other research communities within and outside economics. I would also like to focus on supporting more junior colleagues, particularly those from developing and emerging economies. I will seek to support them by organizing tailored opportunities for professional development and networking.”


Salvatore di Falco is a full professor of environmental economics at University of Geneva where  he currently teaches Environmental and Resource Economics, Climate Change Economics and  Sustainable Economic Development. Prior to joining the University of Geneva, Salvatore held assistant professor positions at Imperial College, the University of Kent and at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE). He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, an International Associate at the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD), a full member of the European Development Research Network (EUDN), and an Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Social Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE), University of East Anglia.

Salvatore’s research interest lies at the intersection of environmental and development economics. He has investigated the role of biodiversity on poverty, risk exposure and welfare, adaptation to climate change, and the role of social networks on the adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies. He has published 60+ papers in international peer reviewed journals, including general economic journals like the Economic Inquiry, The Economic Journal, and The Review of Economics and Statistics. He also has published multiple times in prestigious top field journals such as the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. He also has regularly published on the ERE and the REEP.


Alessandro Tavoni

Economics department, University of Bologna


EAERE has been crucial to my academic and personal development since I attended the 2008 Summer School in Venice as a PhD student and later attended WCERE 2010 in Montreal. Since then, I have had the opportunity to continue to engage with our amazing community on a yearly basis, culminating in the laborious but ultimately rewarding organization of EAERE 2022, which I chaired amid a pandemic causing large uncertainty and countless hurdles for the organizing team to overcome. I have learnt much from the many ensuing exchanges and connections to our members, and I hope to build on them to contribute to the Association and help us navigating new challenges such as the rapid expansion of our community.”


Alessandro Tavoni is Associate Professor at the Economics department at the University of Bologna. Prior to joining Bologna, he was Associate Professor at the London School of Economics, where he led the Changing Behaviour Research Programme at the Grantham Research Institute. He has published in generalist journals such as Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and in top field journals such as Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Nature Climate Change.Alessandro’s research spans several topics in environmental economics, primarily related to overcoming behavioural and political economy barriers to cooperation in the climate commons. This is tackled through a combination of theory and experiments. He is the PI of “GREEN TIPPING”, a 5-year ERC Consolidator grant that investigates the effectiveness of “Social Tipping Interventions” to scale up climate cooperation using game theory as well as lab, online and field experiments.