AERE Summer Conferences

The AERE Summer Conference is held each year (except in years when there is a World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists) with the goal of offering more opportunities to AERE members. These annual events have been extremely successful.

The 2016 AERE Summer Conference will be held on June 9-11, 2016, at the Beaver Run Conference

Center and Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado. The Call for Papers is now closed. We received 582

submissions. There will be 264 papers in the General Sessions and 12 papers in the Sponsored Sessions.

Registration is now open (click here) -- early-bird registration closes on April 15 midnight. The deadline to register is May 9th. Due to space constraints, attendance is limited - please register early!

Additional information regarding accommodations, keynote speaker, sponsored sessions, general and poster sessions, and the pre-conference workshop is available here. Questions should be directed to the

organizing committee at


Past AERE Summer Conferences

The 2015 AERE Summer Conference was held on June 3-5, 2015, at the U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego, California. Details are available here.

The 2013 AERE Summer Conference was held on June 6-8, 2013, at The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada. The conference program is available here. Final program changes are available here.

The 2012 AERE Summer Conference was held on June 3-5, 2012, in Asheville, NC. Additional information regarding the conference program is available at the conference website

The inaugural AERE Summer Conference took place on June 9 and 10, 2011 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. It was a tremendous success - attendance was 340. The conference program is available here.

AERE Workshop Series 

The very first AERE Workshop was held in 1985 in Boulder, Colorado, offering a focused atmosphere on a specific topic. Since then, AERE has planned 22 Workshops over the years keeping to the one topic focus and usually holding the event in a place of natural beauty. The last AERE Workshop was fittingly held at Resources for the Future in June 2009—the organization that helped launch AERE thirty years earlier in 1979.

A list of recent workshop topics and papers appears below.

Workshop Papers

For information about past AERE Workshops, and a copy of papers presented, please choose a year:

  • 2009 Workshop Papers: Energy and the Environment
  • 2008 AERE Workshop: Health and the Environment
  • 2007 AERE Workshop: Valuation and Incentives for Ecosystem Services
  • 2005 AERE Workshop: Natural Resources at Risk
  • 2004 AERE Workshop: Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy
  • 2003 AERE Workshop: Spatial Theory, Modeling, and Econometrics in Environmental and Resource Economics
  • 2001 AERE Workshop: Assessing and Managing Environmental and Public Health Risks
  • Information on workshops held prior to 2001