AERE Summer Conferences

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The AERE Summer Conference will be held each year (except in years when there is a World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists).

The 2016 AERE Summer Conference will be held on June 9-11, 2016, at Beaver Run Conference Center in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Additional information regarding accommodations, sponsored sessions, general and poster sessions, and the pre-conference workshop is available here.

Registration is now open (click here) -- early-bird registration is now closed. The deadline to register is May 9th. Due to space constraints, attendance is limited - please register early! 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. The conference program is 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 at the Grove Park Inn on June 3-5, 2012, in Asheville, NC. Click here for the conference program.

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