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GDN 16th Annual Global Development Conference

The Global Development Network (GDN) is inviting submissions under an open call for papers/posters/sessions for its forthcoming 16th Annual Global Development Conference on the major theme of Agriculture for Sustainable Growth: Challenges and Opportunities for a New ‘Green Revolution' in Ben Guerir, Morocco, 11-13 June 2015). The deadline for the papers and sessions submissions is 31 January, 2015 and the deadline for submission of poster is 15 February, 2015.

World Bank Land and Poverty Conference-2014

The 2014 World Bank Land and Poverty Conference will be held at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on March 31 – April 3, 2014, under the theme of 'Integrating Land Governance into the Post-2015 Agenda: Harnessing Synergies for Implementation and Monitoring Impact.' The deadline for submitting abstract is November 17, 2013.

Call for Paper: 14th EADI General Conference

The 14th EADI General Conference of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes will be on Responsible Development in a Polycentric World: Inequality, Citizenship and the Middle Classes. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 December 2013.

EEA-ESEM 2013 in Gothenburg

The Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg is delighted to be hosting the 28th annual congress of the European Economic Association and the 67th European meeting of the Econometric Society, August 26-30, 2013. For more information, please wisit the EEA-ESEM congress website

EEU dissertation- Jorge Bonilla

Jorge Bonilla willdefend his thesis, "Essays on the Economics of Air Quality Control" on June 11 at 09.15 in room E 45, School of Business, Economics and Law (Gothenburg)

EEU dissertation - Xiaojun Yang

Xiaojun Yang will defend her thesis, "Household Decision Making, Time Preferences, and Positional Concern: Experimental Evidence from Rural China”.  on Wednesday June 5th  at 10:15 in room E 44, School of Business, Economics and Law.  

2018-06-24

Researchers in dialogue with policy makers at world congress of environmental economists: Dealing with environmental – and political crises

Environmental economics research plays a crucial role in dealing with the global challenges, and the need for dialogue and collaboration between researchers, practitioners and policy makers is greater than ever. During the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, WCERE, 25-29 June in Gothenburg, Gina McCarthy (Former US EPA Administrator), Jos Delbeke (Senior Advisor EU) and Karolina Skog (Swedish Minister of Environment) will participate in special policy sessions.

2018-02-16

Global classroom piloted at six EfD centers

EfD’s flagship educational program: Collaborative Program in Climate Change and Development Economics (3CDE)  linking local and international students and teachers with hands on experience and case studies kicked off its first pilot in CATIE, EfD Central America´s host institution in February.

2017-10-20

Informal groundwater markets in India

Missing or imperfect markets in several economic sectors explain the reality of the economic problems in developing countries. A market failure in any sector can lead to inefficient allocation of resources and these failures are often resulted in an unequal distribution of income or wealth. 

2017-10-19

EfD Annual Meeting 2017: Information for participants

This year the EfD annual meeting  will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from:  October 27-30, 2017. It is hosted by the Environment and Climate Research Center (EfD - Ethiopia) and the EfD Secretariat. The EfD annual meeting is a forum to bring together researchers from all EfD centers and their collaborators. EfD would also like to attract key stakeholders for exchange of research ideas. Updates for participants will be displayed here.

2017-05-23

Airtight bags for maize reduce food waste

Food insecurity and malnutrition is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today.  By introducing airtight bags and train small-scale farmers in better grain handling practices, food waste related to storage can be reduced in Tanzania.  

2017-01-04

Fellowship for Environmental Studies at Duke Kunshan

Duke Kunshan University is now accepting applications for the new international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) Program. The iMEP program is a two-year degree offered jointly by Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy and Nicholas School of the Environment.  Students will study core courses in both environmental management and public policy at Duke Kunshan University (China) and Duke University (United States).  We would really appreciate it if you could share this information with people who might be interested. 

2016-11-02

"To have an ear to the ground"

Inequality, state politics, collective action, and the environment. That summarizes the academic focus of Rohini Somanathan, professor at Delhi School of Economics and Visiting Professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. She combines her academic work with engagement in rural development.

2015-11-22

Towards a Workable and Effective Climate Regime-new e book out

This year, for the first time ever, nearly all of the world’s countries are making pledges to help limit future climate change. As of October 1st, 147 countries, representing about 85 percent of global emissions, have submitted their “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” (INDCs).

2017-01-26

Request for concept notes to develop collaborative multi-site research projects

SETI (http://seti.duke.edu/) invites concept notes to seed collaborative research related to energy transitions. We particularly welcome proposals for work related to the SETI priority themes, including: Consequences of energy poverty, defined as a lack of reliable access to electricity and other modern fuels Drivers of the energy transition in low- and middle-income contexts, including lessons from past experiences Impacts of energy transitions at various scales (households, firms, and the regional and global environment) Policy levers and solutions to speed the energy transition; and analysis of their effectiveness Notable gaps in research on energy transitions

2015-10-01

Mäler Scholarship in Environmental Economics: Call for applications

The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics www.beijer.kva.se is  announcing a new round of the Mäler Scholar competition. The institute is an international center of excellence at the interface of ecology and economics. It is based in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden and has a small staff of researchers who work on a variety of ecological-economics issues. The scholarship is intended for early-career researchers in environmental economics from developing regions of the world who already have a PhD or are currently enrolled in a PhD program and will finish within 1-2 years. Preference is given to researchers affiliated with EfD centers and the four regional environmental economics networks—CEEPA, EEPSEA, LACEEP, and SANDEE. Others are welcome to apply.  Deadline for applications is October 30.

2015-06-30

The importance of accounting for spillover effects in policy design

Marcela Jaime recently defended her thesis: Essays on behavioral Economics and Policy Design. What it is about? My thesis is about unintended effects of behavioral and policy interventions and its effects on policy design. Unintended effects of policies, either positive or negative, are often referred to as spillover effects. Specifically, my thesis investigates spillover effects of monetary and non-monetary policy instruments for environment and natural resource management, in both developing and developed settings.

2015-06-24

Understanding gender relations crucial when dealing with the ”killer in the kitchen”

Effective kitchen stoves that use less firewood and emit fewer greenhouse gases are both cheap and available to the rural population in many developing countries. But the demand for the stove is low. From his field study in Ethiopia, economist Sied Hassen at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, draws the conclusion that the bargaining power in the household is the key for understanding the adoption of more effective stoves.

2015-03-30

EfD Ethiopia to be revamped into a new center

Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) is a new research center established in the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) in partnership with the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD), and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The new research center will support green and climate-resilient development in Ethiopia as a knowledge backstop.

2015-03-27

Greener Industry If Environmental Authorities Change Strategy

Fewer industrial firms would violate environmental legislation and a higher number would adopt cleaner technologies if environmental authorities would focus their monitoring efforts on companies with the most environmentally damaging technology. At a societal level, such a strategy would mean less pollution at the same or a lower cost of monitoring, according to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg’s School of Business, Economics and Law.

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