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January 29th, 2009
4 days left – EAERE/2009 – Call for papers and registration

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PR – We are very pleased to invite you to Amsterdam for the 17th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. EAERE 2009 will be organized by the Department of Spatial Economics of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, in cooperation with the Institute for Environmental Studies, both of the Vrije Universiteit (VU University Amsterdam). This university was established in 1880. VU University Amsterdam is located close to Schiphol, Amsterdam’s international airport. Amsterdam’s excellent public transportation system enables participants to reach the famous historical city centre of Amsterdam in 15-20 minutes.

Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. It’s a youthful, cultural city that provides stimulus for creativity, but it is seldom very formal. Amsterdam is home to some of the best art in the world, has more canals than Venice, more bridges than Paris and around 7000 national monuments in the city center. Amsterdam is also a city of tolerance and diversity. It has all the advantages of a big city: culture, nightlife, international restaurants, good transport – but is quiet, and largely thanks to its canals, has little road traffic.

The programme of the conference will cover all areas of environmental and natural resource economics and we expect around 600 participants from all over the world, international researchers, scholars, economists and students. It is an invaluable opportunity for meeting, exchanging, and debating current topics in environmental and resource economics.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Amsterdam for a successful and unforgettable event!

Harmen Verbruggen
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee of EAERE 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

You are invited to submit theoretical and applied papers in all areas of environmental and natural resource economics for presentation at the EAERE’s annual conference to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 24-27, 2009. All papers will undergo the regular peer review process regardless of the session in which they will be presented. Papers can only be submitted electronically through the conference website at www.eaere2009.org from November 17, 2008, onwards. Deadline for submission of papers is February 1, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be sent by April 17, 2009.

Focus: The conference is a general conference and all topics are welcome. However, some special sessions will be organized; for instance, a special session on Food, Feed, Fuel and Fibres, sponsored by SOW – Centre for World Food Studies, and a special session organized by the research programme Vulnerability, Mitigation and Adaption from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. Traditionally, a special policy session will be included in the program. Furthermore, a special session on Discounting will be organized and there will be special attention for Water Economics through a preconference held on the first day.

Form: We will have a few plenary sessions, in which our keynote speakers will be given the floor. The parallel sessions will offer the opportunity to participants to present their papers and, in addition to these plenaries and regular sessions, a poster session will be organized. These posters can be conveniently displayed around the coffee and lunch area.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Kirk Hamilton, Billy Pizer (t.b.c.), Rick van der Ploeg, M. Scott Taylor

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

We believe that a conference should also be a social occasion which makes it easy for people from different countries, generations and subdisciplines to meet and have fun. We will have some social activity every evening. The conference will end on Saturday afternoon after which we will give participants the opportunity to discover Amsterdam on their own. Amsterdam is an international tourist attraction and its lifestyle is widely emulated everywhere. The Dutch are multilingual and so, not surprisingly, visitors to Amsterdam feel very welcome and almost immediately at home. Amsterdam possesses the largest historical inner city in Europe. It is especially famous for its sparkling crescent of canals where wealthy merchants built elegant homes and sturdy warehouses during Holland’s Golden Age, the 17th century, when Amsterdam was the richest city in the world. The best introduction to these waterways is via a canal cruise, aboard one of the comfortable glass-topped boats. Among the favorite tourist attractions are Amsterdam’s 40 museums. At least three of them are world-renowned.

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Harmen Verbruggen, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Frans Berkhout, Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies
Marjan Hofkes, Professor of Environmental Economics (IVM)
Cees Withagen, Professor of Environmental Economics (FEWEB)
Hadewijch van Delft, Conference Coordinator

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Co-chairs:
Cees Withagen (Professor of Environmental Economics, VU University Amsterdam)
Geir Asheim (Professor of Economics, University of Oslo)

IMPORTANT DATES    

November 17, 2008: Paper submission and registration begins
February 1, 2009: Deadline for submission of papers
April 17, 2009: Notification of paper acceptance
May 1, 2009: Deadline early registration

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information is available at the conference website:
www.eaere2009.org


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