Last weekend, the Department of Economics hosted the Appstate Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop ... "AERE" Workshop ... get it?
It is amazing how many excellent E&R economists are within driving distance of Boone, NC (and if you fly from Anchorage you are within driving distance once you get to Charlotte). We invited most all of them (apologies for the few oversights), expecting that 3 or 4 might say yes (we'd have an afternoon of presentations, dinner and a hike or something on Saturday). Instead, most all said yes and we had a 1.5 day workshop.
The presentations were great, the comments were constructive and everyone was friendly (i.e., Kumbayah). We hope to do something like that again.
Here is the website with links to the presentations: