Students and Early Professionals

Graduate Students

Are you a graduate student aspiring to make a mark in the world of environmental and resource economics? Look no further! AERE opens the doors to a world of exciting possibilities that will empower you on your academic and professional journey. One of the highlights of AERE’s graduate student effort is the Professional Development Panel Series, where experienced scholars generously share their wisdom and experiences in engaging panel discussions. The best part? These enlightening conversations are tailored specifically for graduate students, although everyone is welcome. Through these discussions, you'll gain insights into the intricacies of navigating a successful career in environmental and resource economics, uncovering the hidden curriculum that is often missed in traditional education. But that's not all! We're committed to facilitating meaningful connections between graduate students and those further along in their careers. Our Graduate Student Match-Ups are a unique opportunity for you to be randomly paired with established professionals at the AERE Summer Conference. It's a fantastic chance to network, learn, and forge connections that could last a lifetime. The best part is you don't have to be an AERE member to take advantage of these extraordinary opportunities. We believe in fostering an inclusive community where knowledge is freely shared, and connections are forged without boundaries.



Early-Career Scholars

The AERE Scholars Program is an ambitious effort to increase diversity in environmental and natural resource economics, help the newest members of our community succeed, and create an inclusive culture that encourages members to give back to the organization and field. Any early-career scholar in environmental or natural resource economics who is no more than five years post PhD can apply (including those in academic and non-academic positions and those finishing PhD programs in application year). Mentors must have a minimum of five years of professional experience and be AERE members. Learn more about program eligibility and the application process>>