For President-Elect: (vote for one)


Max(imilian) Auffhammer – University of California Berkeley

Max Auffhammer is the George Pardee Jr. Professor of International Sustainable Development in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the impacts of air pollution and climate change -  both directly as well as through the policies that try and address these market failures. Recent applications include simulating impacts of climate change on US and European electricity load, methods for detection and attribution of historical climate change impacts, quantifying the external costs of vehicle weight and the efficacy of reformulated gasoline regulations. His research has been funded by federal agencies such as the US DOE, NSF, and the US EPA as well as the California Energy Commission and Air Resources Board. He has published in a variety of journals including the AER, RESTUD, RESTAT, Economic Journal, JAERE, REEP, JEEM, AJAE, PNAS, and Nature Climate Change.

Auffhammer’s AERE roots run deep. He presented his very first paper at the AERE workshop in La Jolla. As a graduate student, he served as program coordinator for the World Congress in Monterey. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors (2013-2015). He also was Co-organizer of the inaugural AERE Summer Conference (2011). He served as one of the initial co-editors of JAERE under Dan. He thinks AERE is almost perfect. He is very much interested in further strengthening the AERE membership’s role in mentoring junior faculty and graduate students. He also thinks it is time that AERE have a more formal mentoring program for the female membership similar to CSWEP. More broadly, he has served as lead author of the IPCC’s 6th Assessment report, was a member of the National Academies of Sciences Panel on the Social Cost of Carbon, chaired the statistical advisory board to the DOE’s Energy Information Administration and founded the Sloan/Berkeley Summer School for Environmental and Energy Economics. He received the Cozzarelli Prize for outstanding paper in PNAS, the Berkeley Distinguished Teaching award and the Sarlo Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award. His proudest shared achievement is his son Noah, who loves chocolate, soccer, food, and building stuff as much as his dad. Max received a Ph. D. in Economics from UC San Diego, an M.S. in resource economics and a B.S.  in Environmental Sciences from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Daniel Phaneuf is the Henry C. Taylor Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was previously on the faculty at North Carolina State University.  He received his undergraduate degree from Saint John’s University (Minnesota) in 1990 and his PhD in economics from Iowa State University in 1997.  Phaneuf’s research focuses on valuing the environment and natural resources, with applications to air quality, water quality, hazardous waste, and human health.  He has published in a variety of outlets including Review of Economics and Statistics, J. Economic Perspectives, J. Business and Economic Statistics, J. Econometrics, JEEM, J. Urban Economics, and Handbook of Environmental Economics, among others.  His research has been funded by agencies such as US EPA, NSF, and NOAA.  In 2017, his PhD level textbook A Course in Environmental Economics was published by Cambridge University Press. 

Phaneuf served AERE as the Managing Editor for JEEM from 2011-2013 and as the inaugural Editor in Chief for JAERE from 2014-2016.  He was an ex-officio AERE board member for six years under three presidents while leading the Association’s flagship research journals, during which time he participated in the decision to launch the new journal.  Phaneuf also served as a co-editor for JEEM from 2006-2011, co-organized the pre-conference workshop for the 2017 AERE Summer Conference, and has led multiple training workshops. 

Phaneuf’s other service activities include positions as Director (2006-07) and Associate Director (2003-06; 2008-11) for NCSU’s Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy, and membership on US EPA and Clean Wisconsin Science Advisory Boards (both 2016-present).  He was Director of Graduate Studies at University of Wisconsin from 2012-16 and was twice recognized for outstanding service to the graduate program.


For Vice President: (vote for one)


Amy Ando - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Amy Ando is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the faculty at Illinois, she worked for three years as a Fellow at Resources for the Future (where she is now a University Fellow). She holds a B.A. in economics from Williams College and a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T.  Ando has served as a handling editor for four journals including Resource and Energy Economics, and she has served on the editorial board or council of seven journals including the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management andthe Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics. She has worked on grant review panels for several divisions of the National Science Foundation and participated in expert advisory workshops for the EPA, the USDA, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. She served on the AERE Nominating Committee for two years, on the AERE Board or Directors for a term starting in 2012, and on the AERE Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee from 2015 to the present (she is currently chair). 

Ando has studied numerous topics in environmental and natural resource economics but her research focuses primarily on the economics of species and habitat conservation. That work includes research to inform optimal conservation planning, descriptive analyses of actual private and public conservation behavior, and research to improve aquatic habitat through better stormwater management policy; a recent set of papers works to develop tools for spatial conservation portfolio choice to reduce the uncertainty in conservation outcomes from climate climate change. Her research has been funded by sources including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture - NIFA. Her research has appeared in many outlets including Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, and the Journal of Law and Economics.


Nicholas E. Flores – University of Colorado Boulder

Nicholas Flores is a professor in the Department of Economics and faculty research associate in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Before moving to Boulder, Flores worked as a consultant at Natural Resource Damage Assessment Inc. in La Jolla, California.  Flores earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. in mathematical statistics, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California in San Diego.  As a scholar Flores has focused on developing theory, methods, and applications to address problems involving environmental and public goods.  His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

For nineteen years Flores has organized and hosted the CU Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop.  He served on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board.  Flores has worked on peer review panels for the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Ford Foundation.  He served as an elected member to the board of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. At the University of Colorado Boulder, Flores is in his twelfth year as chair of the department of economics.


For Board of Directors (Vote for Two)


Mary F. Evans—Claremont McKenna College

Mary Evans is the Jerrine and Thomas Mitchell ‘66 Associate Professor of Environmental Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow in the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College. She is a co-editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) and a member of the editorial council for the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM). She was as an associate editor for the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (JEBO) from 2011 to 2015, a member of JEEM’s editorial council from 2011 to 2015, and a member of JAERE’s editorial council from 2014 to 2016. She also serves on the EPA’s Science Advisory Board, Environmental Economics Advisory Committee. She was a member of AERE’s program committee from 2006 to 2008 and was co-chair of the organizing committee for the 4th AERE Summer Conference in San Diego in 2015.

Her past research has examined how individual characteristics, in particular age, health status, and family structure, affect the willingness to pay for reductions in mortality risks. Her current research explores questions related to the enforcement of and compliance with environmental regulations. Her research has been published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, among other journals. She received the 2016 Ralph C. d'Arge and Allen V. Kneese Award for Outstanding Publication in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists for her paper "The Clean Air Act Watch List: An Enforcement and Compliance Natural Experiment." Her research has been funded by the EPA and the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation.

She received her Masters and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and a BA in Economics and French from James Madison University in 1997.  Prior to joining Claremont McKenna College in 2009, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee.


Daniel Kaffine - University of Colorado, Boulder.

Daniel Kaffine is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and an Institute Fellow in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2007, and received his B.S. in Physics and B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Saint Thomas in 2002.   He is currently an Associate Editor at Resource and Energy Economics and served as Co-Chair of the 2016 AERE Summer Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado.  He also currently serves on the Editorial Council for the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

Recent and ongoing research projects examine the environmental effects of transportation policy, the impacts of the rapidly increasing role of wind power in the electricity sector, the intersection of energy and environmental policy, and the role of property rights and institutions on natural resource use and conservation.  His research has appeared in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics.


Brian C. Murray – Duke University

Brian Murray is currently serving as Director of the Duke University Energy Initiative, a university-wide interdisciplinary collaboration focused on advancing an accessible, affordable, reliable, and clean energy system. He is also Director for Economic Analysis at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and Research Professor at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. In 2015, he was the inaugural Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Environment and Economy at University of Ottawa’s Institute of the Environment.  Murray’s research examines the economic effects of traditional command-based regulatory strategies for pollution control and more market-oriented approaches such as pollutant trading.  He is widely recognized for his work on the economics of climate change policy, including the design and assessment of carbon taxes, cap-and-trade policy elements to address cost containment and inclusion of offsets from traditionally uncapped sectors such as forestry, agriculture, and coastal ecosystems.

Members of the United States Congress, state legislators and regulators have sought the counsel of Murray and colleagues in developing climate change legislative proposals and regulatory options. He has been an invited co-author of several national and international assessments especially related to energy and climate change. Of particular note, he served on a National Academy of Sciences panel on greenhouse gases and the tax code, where he led the panel’s efforts on biofuel subsidies.  Murray was a convening lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry. He has convened several forums of economic modeling experts to examine and communicate the results of their climate, energy and land use policy efforts to the public and private sectors.  He has been a consultant to a wide range of clientele in the public and private sector, including numerous federal government agencies, members of Congress and their staff, state regulatory agencies, CEOs and senior staff from Fortune 500 companies, trade groups, nongovernmental organizations, and other academic institutions.  

Murray’s work has been published in books, edited volumes, and professional journals, including The American Economic Review, Science, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Land Economics, Energy Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Ecological Economics, Energy Policy, Energy Journal, Harvard Environmental Law Review, Canadian Public Policy, Nature Climate Change, PLOS One, Ecological Applications, and others.  Prior to coming to Duke in 2006, he was Director of the Center for Regulatory Economics and Policy Research at RTI International, a university-affiliated not-for-profit research institution.  Murray received his doctoral (1992) and master’s (1987) degrees in resource economics from Duke and a BS in economics and finance from University of Delaware (1983). 


Paulina Oliva - University of California, Irvine

Paulina Oliva is currently an Associate Professor in the Economics Department of the University of California, Irvine. Starting in January of 2018, she will be an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics of the University of Southern California. She specializes in the fields of Environmental Economics and Development; and specifically, on the relationship between air pollution and health and on environmental policy effectiveness in the developing world. Her work uses a variety of applied microeconometric techniques to study individual incentives and human impacts of air pollution. Her current research projects focus on the value of information on air pollution levels and the consequences of air pollution for migration. She also studies the role of subsidies as a tool to introduce new technologies when individuals do not have full information on the private costs of implementation. Her research has been published in the Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, and the BEJ Journal of Applied Economics among others. Paulina Oliva is an Associate Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. She has also served in the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (2014-2016)). Oliva was an Assistant Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara (2009-2016), a Postdoctorate Fellow at IFPRI (2010), and a visitor professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2015. She is a member of the NBER and co-organized the EEE Spring Meeting in 2016. Other affiliations include BREAD and CEGA.