AERE honors the outstanding contributions to the field of environmental and resource economics with four annual awards:

Special Awards

Distinguished Service Award

2023: Suzy Leonard, who served as Managing Editor for the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP) from 2007 - 2022. Learn more about Suzy's contributions>>

2022: Jill Caviglia-Harris was recognized for her many contributions as the Chair of the AERE Scholars Committee. Since October 2020, she has led AERE’s efforts to offer a mentoring program (the AERE Scholars Program) that not only helps with the development of the young professionals who participate but also increases diversity in the field and helps to create an inclusive culture that encourages members to give back, providing a concrete way for AERE to engage broader constituencies according to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, institutional rank, research profile, career type and stage. 

2007:  Marilyn M. Voigt was given special recognition for her 20 years of dedicated service to AERE—first as Executive Secretary and now as Executive Director. Her contributions to AERE have been innumerable during this time, and her depth of knowledge regarding AERE's organizational structure continues to provide the backbone for all of AERE's activities and functions.

2006 Petry Prize for the Economics of Climate Change

Richard Newell and William Pizer for their paper “Discounting the Distant Future: How Much Do Uncertain Rates Increase Valuations?” published in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management in July 2003.