Join us as we learn from five panels of experts steeped in various aspects of the environmental justice movement and environmental and economic justice scholarship, broadly defined. The workshop will be held virtually and will consist of two intensive half-days of rich panel presentations on topics essential to any economist who plans to work in this area, with each day culminating in a breakout room activity that will allow for networking. 


• Professionals - AERE members: $75 / Non-members: $100
• Students - AERE student members: $20 / Non-member students (Full-time): $40 

Registration fees are waived for students and faculty at Minority Serving Institutions as defined by the US Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education. You will be required to provide proof of affiliation when submitting your online registration.



Agenda (US Eastern Time)

Monday, October 24, 2022
1:00 - 1:05 p.m. - Welcome
Speaker: Karen Palmer (Resources for the Future and AERE President)

1:05 - 2:05 p.m. - Perspectives From History and Current Issues
Providing a cross-disciplinary, contextual grounding on issues of environmental justice and environmental racism
Speakers: Ana Baptista (The New School), Andrew Curley (University of Arizona), and Charles Lee (Environmental Protection Agency)
Moderator: Lala Ma (University of Kentucky)

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. - Perspectives on Equity and Justice From Across Economics
Featuring leaders of the National Economics Association (NEA), American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE), and the Association for Economic Research of Indigenous Peoples (AERIP)
Speakers: Randall Akee (University of California at Los Angeles), Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (Syracuse University), and Angelino Viceisza (Spelman College)
Moderator: Amy Ando (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

3:25 - 4:25 p.m. - Environmental Justice Research in Environmental Economics
Summarizing the literature in the field to date
Speakers: Danae Hernández-Cortés (Arizona State University), Glenn Sheriff (Arizona State University), and Chris Timmins (Duke University)
Moderator: Irene Jacqz (Iowa State University)

4:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Optional breakout rooms mixer

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
1:00 - 1:05 p.m. - Welcome
Speaker: Karen Palmer (Resources for the Future and AERE President)

1:05 - 2:30 p.m. - Spatial Analysis Tools and Data for Environmental Justice
Introducing the landscape of data and methods for spatial analysis
Speakers: Susan Anenberg (George Washington University), Tamma Carleton (University of California Santa Barbara), and John Voorheis (US Census Bureau)
Moderator: Hannah Druckenmiller (Resources for the Future)

2:40 - 4:10 p.m. - Doing Respectful and Effective Research Centered on Vulnerable Populations
Discussing community-engaged research as well as more generally issues to which new scholars who want to study vulnerable communities should be sensitive
Speakers: Bonnie Keeler (University of Minnesota), Neil Lewis Jr. (Cornell University), and Sacoby Wilson (University of Maryland)
Moderator: Beia Spiller (Resources for the Future)

4:10 - 4:15 p.m. - Closing
Speaker: Karen Palmer (Resources for the Future and AERE president)

4:15 - 4:45 p.m. - Optional breakout rooms mixer