Students and Early Professionals

Graduate Student 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!

Search the Event Calendar for upcoming panels!

Past Panels (AERE members, log in to view recordingsNon-member graduate students, please email a committee co-chair for access.)

  • Funding Your Research Program
  • The What, the How, and the Why!
  • Job Market Advice: Interviews and Beyond
  • Opportunities for PhD Economists in Government and the Private Sector
  • Publishing in Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Developing and Managing a Research Agenda
  • Preparing for Success on the Job Market
  • What’s the Cutting Edge in Environmental and Resource Economics Fields?

Graduate Student Match-Ups

Graduate students and those further on in their careers are invited to be matched up randomly in pairs or trios and connect while at the AERE Summer Conference. 

Mentoring Initiative

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>>