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Karen Fisher-Vanden
(1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
Pennsylvania State University

Immediate Past President
Karen L. Palmer
(1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023)
Resources for the Future


Vice President
Mary F. Evans
(1/1/2022- 12/31/2023)
University of Texas at Austin


Nicolai Kuminoff
(1/1/2019 – 12/31/2023)
Arizona State University

David A. Evans
(1/1/2022 – 12/31/2024)
Federal Government Economist




Sathya Gopalakrishnan
(1/1/2021 - 12/31/2023)
Ohio State University

Sarah A. Jacobson
(1/1/2021 - 12/31/2023)
Williams College

Ariel Ortiz-Bobea
(1/1/2022 - 12/31/2024)
Cornell University



Beia Spiller
(1/1/2022 – 12/31/2024)
Resources for the Future


Teevrat Garg
(1/1/2023 – 12/31/2025)
University of California, San Diego


Valerie Mueller
(1/1/2023 – 12/31/2025)
Arizona State University


Ex-Officio Board Members

JAERE Editor-in-Chief
Nicolai Kuminoff
(1/1/2019 – 12/31/2023)
Arizona State University

REEP Editor
Spencer Banzhaf
North Carolina State University

AERE Executive Director
Tonya Wade
AERE Headquarters





Volunteers are AERE's most precious resource, lending their time and expertise to help the association, and the profession, advance. AERE has volunteer opportunities to suit every interest and availability level, including service on the Board of Directors. Volunteer applications are accepted November 1 - March 31 each year here.

Nominating Committee

Responsible for assembling a slate of candidates to stand for election as Officers and Board Members and for filling open committee slots

Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Responsible for fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in AERE-organized professional activities and duties

Graduate Student Engagement Committee

Advisory Board

AERE Scholars Program Committee

Advisory Board

Oates Dissertation Award Committee

Responsible for selecting the winner of the Oates Dissertation Award annually

Publication of Enduring Quality (PEQ) Award Committee

Responsible for selecting the winner of the PEQ Award annually

Best JAERE Paper Award Committee

Responsible for selecting the winner of the Best JAERE Award annually

  • JAERE Co-Editors: Christian Vossler, University of Tennessee, and Nick Kuminoff, Arizona State University, expires 6/30/2023
  • AERE member: Nathan Chan, University of Massachusetts Amherst, expires 6/30/2024

AERE@AAEA Program Committee

AERE@ASSA Program Committee

AERE Sessions at Regional Meetings


Advisory Committee for 2024 AERE Summer Conference

Responsible for advising the AERE Summer Conference Organizing Committee

  • AERE President: Karen Fisher-Vanden, Pennsylvania State University
  • AERE President-Elect: TBD
  • AERE Vice President: TBD
  • AERE Treasurer: David A. Evans, Federal Government Economist
  • AERE Board Member: TBD

Organizing Committee for 2024 AERE Summer Conference

Responsible for organizing the AERE Summer Conference

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE)