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
Maximillian Aufhammer (University of California - Berkeley)
Katrina Jessoe (University of California - Davis)

2017 Summer Conference Highlights 

The 2017 AERE Summer Conference was held May 31 to June 2, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (In 2018, AERE co-hosted the 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, in Gothenburg, Sweden.) 

2017 Conference Organizing Committee
Karen Clay, Co-Chair, Carnegie Mellon University
Randall Walsh, Co-Chair, University of Pittsburgh
Edson Severnini, Carnegie Mellon University
Jeremy Weber, University of Pittsburgh

 2017 Conference Program >>

2017 Awards Ceremony Highlights >>


Summer 2017 Keynote Address

"New Evidence on the Dangers of Low Blood Lead Levels"

Professor Janet Currie
Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University


2017 Pre-Conference Workshop
New Opportunities for Environmental Measurement

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Daniel J. Phaneuf
University of Wisconsin -   
Catherine L. Kling
Iowa State University   
 Yusuke Kuwayama
Resources for the Future   

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 Sponsored Sessions 

The 2017 sponsored sessions featured papers on three themes: 

Emerging Data Opportunities in Environmental and Resource Economics
Shale Oil and Gas 
Sustainability, Renewables, and the Grid



AERE is grateful to the following funders for making this year's sponsored sessions possible:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

Economic Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Microsoft Corporation


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 Hotel Information

The 2017 summer conference was held at the historic Omni William Penn Hotel.


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.

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