Downtown View from Point Loma – Courtesy Joanne DiBona,                                                                     

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The conference program is available at aere2015sandiego/conference- program


The fourth annual AERE Summer Conference was held Wednesday, June 3, to Friday, June 5, at the U.S. Grant Hotel located in the lively and historic Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego, California. An all-day pre-conference workshop, led by Meredith Fowlie (University of California, Berkeley) and Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale University), was held on Wednesday, June 3.  The pre-conference workshop focussed on “Field Experiments: Design, Methods and Applications.”  The conference began with an informal reception on Wednesday evening; the academic program followed on Thursday and Friday. We encouraged participation from academic, public, and private sector environmental and resource economists as well as graduate students, in particular those entering the job market. 


The conference featured General Sessions, Sponsored Sessions, and a Poster Session. General Sessions and the Poster Session were open to all topics of interest to environmental and natural resource economists.  Sponsored Sessions featured papers focusing on one of the following two themes: (1) use of big data or field experiments in environmental and natural resource applications, and (2) and evidence-based ecosystem management: evaluating the effectiveness of resource policiesRegistration plus up to $1,000 in travel costs (with original receipts) will be reimbursed for one presenter per paper accepted for a Sponsored Session. Note:  Presenters must be 2015 AERE members. AERE gratefully acknowledges funding provided for the Sponsored Sessions by the Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.


Prof. M. Scott Taylor, Department of Economics, University of Calgary, and National Bureau of Economic Research, will give the keynote address on "The Beginning of the End of the Fossil Fuel Era?"


Abstract submission is now closed!


On-line registration is now closed.


Conference activities took place at the U.S. Grant hotel but additional lodging was available in the nearby Westin Hotel.


Conference Organizing Committee:

Co-Chair Mary Evans, Claremont McKenna College

Co-Chair Andrew Plantinga, University of California, Santa Barbara

Susan Capalbo, Oregon State University

Junjie Zhang, University of California, San Diego


Questions should be directed to the organizing committee at