5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists

Posted on 2013/06/27. Filed under: 綜合 |

5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists

June 28 – July 2, 2014

Istanbul, Turkey

The 5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from June 28 to July 2, 2014. After Venice (1998), Monterey (2002), Kyoto (2006), and Montréal (2010), the profession will convene in this unique World Heritage city that straddles Europe and Asia. Over 1100 economists from more than 40 countries attended the last World Congress in Montreal – and an equal if not greater number is anticipated at Istanbul next year. Confirmed keynote speakers include Professors Robert H. Frank (Cornell), Eswaran Somanathan (Indian Statistical Institute), and Matthew Kahn (UCLA Institute of the Environment).

Hosted by Istanbul Technical University (ITU), one of Turkey’s most distinguished universities, WCERE 2014 is jointly organized by the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), in cooperation with the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAAERE).

The location of the 5th World Congress acknowledges the importance of Istanbul and Turkey in matters of environment, energy and education. Istanbul is Turkey’s cultural, economic and financial center, with a rich history, distinct culture, and beautiful cityscapes. Easily accessible by air from many major European and American cities, Istanbul offers not only a cosmopolitan experience, but is also regarded by many as one of the best conference destinations of the world. Located in the heart of the city, ITU has a 240 year distinguished history, with currently over 30,000 full-time undergraduate, Masters and PhD. students. Among its research institutes and departments are the Energy Institute, Energy Economics Research Group, Environmental Engineering and the Department of Economics.

Turkey is situated close to several major oil exporting countries and at some of the most vital energy crossroads. Tanker traffic and natural gas pipelines make Turkey an important east-west route for energy transfer. In addition to its geographical significance, Turkey is currently going through a major revision in its policies and perspectives towards the environment and natural resources – making this conference especially valuable to both participants and local policy makers.

Please bookmark the Congress website, www.wcere2014.org, where you will soon find detailed information on paper submission, registration, accommodation, etc. The Chair of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is M. Özgür Kayalıca, Istanbul Technical University. The official call for papers is planned for early fall 2013. The co-chairs of the Program Committee (PC) are Mark Cohen, Vanderbilt University, Timo Goeschl, Heidelberg University, and Erinç Yeldan, Yaşar University.

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