Honors

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

 

Wallace E. Oates Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

The Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award was initiated in 2013 and first awarded in 2014. Nominated dissertations are judged by a panel of AERE members who emphasize in their deliberations the originality of the research, quality of implementation, expositional clarity, and intellectual and practical significance of research findings.  Donate to the Oates Fund that supports this award, or nominate a student for the award.

  2020 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award 

 

Katherine Wagner

Essays in Environmental Public Finance, Yale University, 2020.

 

 

 

Click here for a list of previous winners.

 

Special Awards

Distinguished Service Award

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.