AERE Annual Summer Conference
Excellence in Academic Programming -- Collegiality in Destinations Worth Visiting

AERE’s signature Summer Conference gathers the world’s leading environmental and natural resource economists for two days of outstanding academic programming in a collegial atmosphere. The 2019 AERE Summer Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency at Lake Tahoe, Nevada on May 30 and 31, 2019. A pre-conference workshop will be held on May 29.

2019 Summer Conference Organizing Committee
Maximilian Auffhammer (University of California - Berkeley)
Katrina Jessoe (University of California - Davis)

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Summer 2019 Keynote Address

AERE is excited to announce that Professor Seema Jayachandran, Professor of Economics at Northwestern University, will give the Keynote Address. More details to come in January 2019.


2019 Pre-Conference Workshop

A pre-conference workshop, led by David Anthoff (University of California, Berkeley), will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. It will be organized around the theme “Advances in Integrated Assessment Modeling.”

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 About Past AERE Conferences & Workshops

AERE has hosted a summer meeting or conference for over 30 years.  Learn more about our past workshops and conferences below.

Past Summer Conferences

Beginning in 2011, AERE began hosting an annual summer conference.  Conferences are held each year, not including years in which AERE is sponsoring the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists.  Below you will find links to the programs of past conferences.

2017: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2016: Breckenridge, Colorado

2015: San Diego, California

2014: The 5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists was held in Istanbul, Turkey

2013: Banff, Alberta, Canada

2012: Asheville, North Carolina

2011: Seattle, Washington

AERE Summer Workshop Series  

Prior to beginning the Summer Conference series in 2011, AERE hosted an annual Summer Workshop that focused on a specific topic in a small-meeting atmosphere.  The first AERE Summer Workshop was held in 1985 in Boulder, Colorado.  The last Summer Workshop was fittingly held at Resources for the Future in June 2009—the organization that helped launch AERE thirty years earlier in 1979.

Topics of the final seven workshops are listed below.

2009: Energy and the Environment
2008: Health and the Environment
2007: Valuation and Incentives for Ecosystem Services
2005: Natural Resources at Risk

2004: Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy
2003: Spatial Theory, Modeling, and Econometrics in Environmental and Resource Economics
2001: Assessing and Managing Environmental and Public Health Risks