Submitted by Martin Heintzelman:
The 2015 Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) & the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) Annual Meeting and Workshop will be held June 27-30 at Hotel Viking in the historic seaside town of Newport, Rhode Island.
The 2015 conference features many opportunities to interact and learn including: Selected Paper sessions, Symposia, Plenary Talks, and Workshop Sessions. The Annual Meeting will begin with an opening evening reception at Hotel Viking on Sunday, June 28; the academic program will follow on Monday and Tuesday. We encourage participation from academic, public, and private sector agricultural and resource economists as well as graduate students. A two-day pre-conference workshop on “Economics of Water Quality”, led by Todd Guilfoos (URI), will start at noon on Saturday, June 27 concluding in the afternoon on Sunday, June 28.
Abstracts: Abstracts for the Annual Meeting Selected Papers and Symposia are due February 1, 2015. Abstracts for the Workshop (Economics of Water Quality) are due February 13, 2015. Please submit your abstracts through http://www.narea.org/2015/proposal/submit.asp.
Keynote speakers: We are delighted to announce the two keynote speakers for the Annual Meeting.
Dan Dudek, Environmental Defense Fund: Dr. Dan Dudek is one of the world's leading experts in developing cap-and-trade programs to reduce pollution at the lowest possible cost. He is widely credited with developing the cap-and-trade model that led to dramatic reductions in sulfur dioxide, the leading cause of acid rain, in the United States. Dan now leads EDF’s China office, where he designs carbon demonstration projects and develops market mechanisms to address large-scale environmental problems. Dan focuses on market-based instruments for environmental protection, emissions cap-and-trade programs, environmental governance, and environmental commodities markets. http://www.edf.org/people/dan-j-dudek
Christian Vossler, University of Tennessee: an applied microeconomist and applied econometrician whose research primarily focuses on environmental and public economics issues. Much of his research has centered on non-market valuation methods used to estimate the benefits of environmental and other public goods, with special attention on mechanism design and validity issues related to survey-based valuation methods. Other research areas include environmental pollution control instruments, regulatory compliance, and public goods provision. https://sites.google.com/site/christianvossler/research
Blocked rooms are available at the government per diem rate from June 26th through July 1st. Hotel Viking is nestled in the Historic Hill district, a stroll away from the seaside heart of Newport, Harbor, the beaches, historic mansions, award-winning restaurants, and more! Bring your family and enjoy Newport at its best.
If you have any questions related to the Annual Meeting paper and symposium submission, please contact Martin Heintzelman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions related to the workshop can be directed to Todd Guilfoos (email@example.com), while those related to local arrangements can be directed to Emi Uchida (firstname.lastname@example.org).