Graduate Student Engagement

Graduate students are an integral part of the AERE scholar network. The AERE Grad Student Engagement Committee, created by the AERE Board of Directors in 2020, works to serve and engage graduate students who have interests in environmental and natural resource economics. So far, the committee has fielded two main initiatives. 

Professional Development Panel Series

Experienced scholars in the field share their wisdom and experiences in panel discussions with graduate students as the intended audience, though all are welcome. These conversations are intended to increase student exposure and uncover aspects of the hidden curriculum in navigating a career in environmental and resource economics. Attendance is not restricted to AERE members!

Past panels:

  • September 22, 2021: “What’s the Cutting Edge in Environmental and Resource Economics Fields?” featuring Belinda Archibong, Fiona Burlig, Tamma Carleton, Hannah Druckenmiller, Teevrat Garg, Ivan Rudik
  • October 22, 2021: “Preparing for Success on the Job Market,” featuring Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Max Auffhammer, Marc Bellemare, Hongxing Liu, Brian Prest, Brigitte Roth Tran, Laura Taylor

Stay tuned for upcoming panels in spring 2022!

Lunch Match-Ups

At the 2021 summer conference, which was held remotely because of the pandemic, we invited graduate students and those further on in their careers to sign up to be matched up randomly to have (virtual) lunch with each other. We matched 139 people in pairs or trios, and sent them funding to get lunch delivered.

We plan to continue this in some form at future conferences!

Other Ideas?

We have other ideas brewing, but if you have any suggestions or thoughts, please reach out to one of the committee co-chairs.