Graduate students or advanced undergraduates who have research interests in environmental and natural resource economics are invited to submit an abstract for a designated student AERE sponsored conference session at the SEA meetings. Interested students should email Elaine Frey (firstname.lastname@example.org) a brief description of their research (no more than 100 words) by April 8. Presenters are not expected to provide a research paper and will not be asked to serve as a discussant. Benefits of presenting include getting valuable feedback on your work and opportunities to network with economists in the field.
Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) Eighth Annual Conference and Meeting, March 17 – 18 - SBCA is an international group of practitioners, academics and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit-cost analysis.
Our Eighth Annual Conference and Meeting: Improving the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis, will take place at the Marvin Center at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., from March 17-18, 2015. Pre-conference professional development workshops will also take place at the Marvin Center on March 16.
The full conference and workshop schedule is now available on our website, and registration is open. Conference registration includes breakfast, break refreshments, lunch, and evening receptions as well as other activities onMarch 17 and 18. Workshop registration includes break refreshments for half-day workshops plus lunch for full-day participants.
This year's conference, as in previous years, includes several sessions with presentations that focus on BCA topics in relation to environmental issues:
EPA Implementation of Water Pollution Controls & the Role of Cost-Effectiveness
Distributional Considerations in Environmental Policy
Issues in Climate Policy
Accounting for External Environmental Benefits
Assessing Costs and Benefits of EPA Regulations
(Roundtable) Opportunities and Challenges for Benefit-Cost Analysis in the Paris Climate Agreement
No one believed me when I said I was a discussant in a SBCA session. Here's the proof:
November 24, 2015
SBCA sponsored two panels at the Southern Economics Association annual conference on Saturday, November 21. One, organized by JBCA editor Glenn Blomquist, focused on the benefits and costs of environmental and health policy. ...
Health and Environmental Policy:
Session Chair - Susan Dudley, George Washington University
Accidental Environmentalists? Californian Demand for Teslas and Solar Panels - Matthew Kahn, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Magali Delmas, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and Stephen L. Locke, Western Kentucky University
Retrospective Benefit-Cost Analysis of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard - Sofie E. Miller, George Washington University
The Fatality and Morbidity Components of the Value of Statistical Life - Elissa Philip Gentry and W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University
Risk Beliefs and Preferences for E-Cigarettes - W. Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University
This is a great conference. I've attended three out of four and have always learned something important. It is the sort of conference where an economics paper focuses more on the economics than the statistics. I've been given clearance to try to attend this year so I'm crafting my abstract as we speak (so to say)!
Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy 5th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems March 20-22, 2016 • New Orleans, LA • Royal Sonesta Hotel
Join us in New Orleans!
Meet with your colleagues, friends, and other professionals in an exciting multidisciplinary setting hosted in the unique city called “The Big Easy.” Highlighting the challenges of socioeconomic research and policy in coastal systems, the 5th National Forum promises to generate collaborative efforts while providing a prominent venue for your current research, extension, and policy work. Mark your calendars for CNREP 2016 to be held March 20-22, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.
What are the challenges?
It’s been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the coastal communities of the northern Gulf of Mexico. During that period, the region has endured an additional five major storms and a man-made disaster of unparalleled proportion. In responding to these acute impacts, coastal decision makers have been forced to acknowledge more chronic and insidious challenges – ranging from relative sea level rise to the globalization of domestic markets. These challenges have focused national attention on the importance of the social sciences in natural resource restoration and management. Understanding both the market and non-market values of water, wetlands, fisheries, and other ecosystem-based goods and services is critical to efficient policy development. As the nation’s longest running coastal socioeconomic conference, the triennial CNREP forums have always strived to address these difficult challenges while focusing on coastal resources and their role in the economic, social, and cultural systems of the world.
What are the Topics?
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations and dedicated sessions and panels are currently being sought for CNREP 2016. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Economics and policy of climate adaptation
Risk perception and hazard mitigation
Ecosystem services: valuation and application
Public and private use conflicts in coastal zones
Energy policy in coastal environments
Socioeconomic impacts of coastal restoration
Economics of fisheries access and allocation
Reconciling navigation with restoration
Economics of water: Emerging priorities
BP settlement: Implications for the Gulf economy
Linkages between coastal resources and economic activity
Indicators and indices of coastal resiliency
Economics and policy of coastal recreation
Market-based mechanisms for resource management
Incentivizing private resource stewardship
Sociological considerations of coastal restoration
Working waterfronts and direct marketing
Measuring and managing coastal sustainability
Basic and applied research, extension-oriented, and policy discussion submissions are all welcome.
Who Should Attend?
A balanced mix of technical and non-technical presentations is planned, and noted research and policy professionals will be invited to present keynote addresses to the conference that provide a framework for conference sessions and discussions. Attendees will include:
Economists, sociologists, and anthropologists
Legal scholars and policy analysts
Ecological and environmental researchers
Extension agents and specialists
State and federal resource managers
Environmental consulting firms
Call for Sessions – Due October 10, 2015
The CNREP 2016 planning committee is currently seeking proposals for dedicated sessions or discussion panels lasting 90 minutes each. For each proposal, session chairs are required to provide a brief description of the session (500 words maximum) and to identify 3-4 presenters or panelists. In the case of discussion panels, the session chair must confirm each participant, and provide contact information and a brief bio for each participant (200 words max). In the case of dedicated sessions with individual presentations, the session chair will be required to secure abstracts from each presenter per the guidelines below.
Call for Abstracts – Due November 20, 2015
Please submit your 500 word (maximum) abstract via email (address below) by November 20, 2015. Include the abstract as text in the body of your email or as an attachment in MS Word format. Please provide the title of the presentation, names and affiliations of authors, addresses (including email addresses), and key words. Please also indicate the presenting author and whether you would like to present orally or as a poster. Abstracts received by the deadline will be reviewed for quality and authors notified of acceptance by December 11, 2015. All abstracts, both oral and poster, will be published electronically in the conference book of abstracts that will be posted on the CNREP website. Note: All presenters are responsible for the conference registration fee and paying for travel and lodging.
Special Edition - Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics
In addition to the book of abstracts, all submissions will be evaluated for a possible manuscript invitation for a special issue of the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics. More information about this opportunity will be forthcoming, but for now you can view the journal website, along with the instructions for authors, at the following URL: http://cbe.miis.edu/joce/
All abstracts are to be submitted no later than November 20, 2015. Please email them to:
Dr. Rex H. Caffey, Professor of Resource Economics Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy (CNREP) Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Email: email@example.com
The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is now accepting abstracts for participation in our 2016 annual conference on Improving the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis. We define BCA broadly, including cost-effectiveness analysis, risk-benefit analysis, applied welfare economics, damage assessment and other methods. Applications in any public policy area are encouraged.
Submissions may address the link between theory and practice, the methods used to estimate particular types of costs or benefits, the application of BCA to specific case studies, the role of BCA in decision making, or any other relevant topic. We welcome submissions from scholars, practitioners, and others working in academia, nonprofits, business and government around the world.
Abstracts must be between 200 to 300 words in length and clearly describe the research. You may submit an abstract for an individual presentation or organize a panel. The panel may involve four presentations or three presentations with one or two discussants, or be structured as a roundtable discussion. Panel proposals must include a description of the overall focus of the panel as well as a 200 to 300-word abstract for each presentation.
The Program Committee reserves the right to select only a subset of the panel abstracts for presentation or to reorganize the panels if needed. Submissions are limited to one abstract per presenter, although you may be listed as co-author on an unlimited number of other presentations. You may submit two abstracts only if one is for an individual presentation and the second is part of an organized panel; the two abstracts must address substantially different areas of research.
Submission of an abstract for an individual presentation or panel is viewed as a firm commitment to participate in the conference if accepted. Entries received after October 16, 2015 are not guaranteed consideration by the program committee.
The Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE, www.aere.org), the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE, www.eaaere.org), and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE, www.eaere.org) solicit proposals for the Local Organising Committee and for the Venue for the 6 th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE), to be held in the year 2018 tentatively between late June and early July.
I attended Monterey, Kyoto, and Montreal (and missed Venice and Istanbul). I hope I can make it in 2018, wherever it is.
This work is not a product of the United States Government or the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the author is not doing this work in any governmental capacity. The views expressed are those of the author only and do not necessarily represent those of the United States or the US EPA.
American Fisheries Society 145th Annual Meeting August 16 - 20, 2015 | Portland, OR
Call for Papers (Deadline March 13)
Economic and Social Impacts of Stocking Cultured Fish
The symposium will present information on the impacts of stocking hatchery reared fish. Specifically, economic and social impacts will be discussed. Some recent papers have indicated that hatchery stocked fish create a high return in economic activity related to both recreational fishing and tournament fishing. Economic impacts include increased sales of boats and fishing gear, increased travel revenue to hotels and restaurants, job creation and increased tax collections. Social impacts can include quality family time together, benefits of spending time outdoors and interaction with other anglers. Some recent publications have indicated that time spent outdoors has both health and mental health benefits especially for children. The symposium will try to address how hatchery stockings impact these benefits of angling. It is possible that there is some increase in fishing effort at sites that are stocked and where stockings are advertised, even if the stockings do not measurably increase catch. For other waters, a fishery may not exist or simply wouldn’t keep up with fishing demand without stockings. The symposium is intended to lead to a better understanding of how stocking cultured fish affects the benefits to the public from fishing.
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 abstractsthrough 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).
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