Why Join AERE? 

The short answer is conferences, journals, mentorship and professional development, and awards.

  • AERE hosts a summer conference and numerous AERE@ sessions at other professional economics conferences. Participating in these events provides opportunities to network, develop new research collaborations, and make lifelong friends.

  • AERE publishes two high profile journals: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.

  • AERE offers mentorship and professional development programs for graduate students and young scholars.

  • AERE recognizes achievements through our annual awards for outstanding PhD dissertations, exceptional journal articles, and lifetime contributions.

  • AERE is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to creating a culture in which all individuals are respected and treated fairly in all our endeavors.

Join AERE and become part of a welcoming and inspiring community of environmental and resource economists. 


  • Access the latest published research in the field of environmental and resources economics with FREE online subscriptions to the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) and the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP) — valued at over $160!

JAERE (2022) REEP (2022)
Journal Impact Factor: 3.6 Journal Impact Factor: 5.4
Rank: Economics – 100/380 Rank: Economics – 53/380
Rank: Environmental Studies – 54/127
Rank: Environmental Studies – 31/127
  • Present your research, and reap the benefits of intellectual interactions with other economists in our field, in AERE-sponsored sessions at a variety of economics conferences throughout the year, including the AERE Summer Conference, the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, the American Economic Association Annual Meeting at ASSA, and the annual meetings of the Eastern Economics Association (EEA), Midwest Economic Association (MEA), the Southern Economic Association (SEA), and the Western Economic Association International (WEAI).
  • Enjoy reduced registration fees for the AERE Summer Conference, the Western Economic Association, International (WEAI) Annual Conference and the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists!

  • Renew old friendships and establish new ones with like-minded professionals via access to two members-only luncheons each year.