AERE Annual Summer Conference
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A Message from AERE President Dan Phaneuf

As many of you may have heard by now, the AERE Board of Directors and local conference organizers made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 AERE Summer Conference in Miami. The reasoning is related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, uncertainty about how long crisis will last and the resulting disruptions to travel. The latter includes policies put in place by many institutions restricting both domestic and international travel indefinitely. Given the unusual times and ongoing uncertainty, there was consensus that cancelling this summer’s event was the right move.

The decision to cancel now also has fiscal advantages in that we have been able to reach agreement with the conference venue to postpone the event until next year without penalty. As such, I am happy to announce that the 2021 AERE Summer Conference and Pre-Conference Workshop will be held at the Hyatt Regency Miami on June 2-4, 2021Dave Kelly and Chris Parmeter of the University of Miami have generously agreed to pick up their organizing and hosting duties again next year. Thanks to them and the many others who submitted papers, reviewed abstracts, planned the pre-conference workshop, and helped with other organizational elements over the past few months. I look forward to working with you again next year.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have grappled with this challenge. Please stay safe. 

AERE’s signature Summer Conference gathers the world’s leading environmental and natural resource economists for two days of outstanding academic programming in a collegial atmosphere.

2021 Summer Conference Organizing Committee
David Kelly, University of Miami
Christopher Parmeter, University of Miami 

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Abstracts accepted December 1 - January 


Registration opens February 2021

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 Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Miami (Reservations
open February 2021)

 About Past AERE Conferences & Workshops

AERE has hosted a summer meeting or conference for over 30 years.  Learn more about our past workshops and conferences below.

Past Summer Conferences

Beginning in 2011, AERE began hosting an annual summer conference.  Conferences are held each year, not including years in which AERE is sponsoring the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists.  Below you will find links to the programs of past conferences.

2019: Incline Village, Nevada

2017: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2016: Breckenridge, Colorado

2015: San Diego, California

2014: The 5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists was held in Istanbul, Turkey

2013: Banff, Alberta, Canada

2012: Asheville, North Carolina

2011: Seattle, Washington

AERE Summer Workshop Series  

Prior to beginning the Summer Conference series in 2011, AERE hosted an annual Summer Workshop that focused on a specific topic in a small-meeting atmosphere.  The first AERE Summer Workshop was held in 1985 in Boulder, Colorado.  The last Summer Workshop was fittingly held at Resources for the Future in June 2009—the organization that helped launch AERE thirty years earlier in 1979.

Topics of the final seven workshops are listed below.

2009: Energy and the Environment
2008: Health and the Environment
2007: Valuation and Incentives for Ecosystem Services
2005: Natural Resources at Risk

2004: Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy
2003: Spatial Theory, Modeling, and Econometrics in Environmental and Resource Economics
2001: Assessing and Managing Environmental and Public Health Risks