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2013-02-20 | News

Workshop on Environmental and Development Economics in Latin America

Call for papers to the workshop. The goal of the event is to stimulate research in environmental and natural resource economics that is relevant to economic development in the region. To be held in Mexico City, October 4-5, 2013.

The Economics Department at CIDE will host a workshop on Environmental and Development Economics in Latin America. The goal of the workshop is to stimulate research in environmental and natural resource economics that is relevant to economic development in Latin America. Although priority will be given to papers that have empirical content, theoretical papers with clear policy implications will also be considered.

The workshop will bring people together to share their work and exchange ideas in a relaxed, workshop environment. In this spirit, instead of the 15-20 minutes that presenters usually have at big conferences, presenters of selected papers will have 30-40 minutes to present their work. Longer presentations are intended to allow identifying pressing public policy issues and emerging research themes on environmental and resource economics for Latin American countries. The workshop will also provide networking and development opportunities for faculty and graduate students who are interested in pursuing research in the region.

In addition to selected papers we will have the participation of the following keynote speakers:

  • Heidi J. Albers. Oregon State University
  • Edward B. Barbier. University of Wyoming (to be confirmed)
  • Madhu Khanna. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Gerald Shively. Purdue University

CIDE will cover lodging for all presenters and will offer a limited number of full grants to cover travel expenses. Those interested in a full grant should mention it when sending their paper and will need to send a current CV as well.

Prospective participants should submit a full version of the paper by email no later than July 26, 2013 to: alejandro.lopez@cide.edu. 10 to 12 papers will be selected for presentation at the workshop. Authors will be notified of the decision by August 26, 2013.

A subset of those presenting a paper will be invited to submit their work for publication in a special issue of the Latin American Economic Review (formerly Economía Mexicana), subject to the usual refereeing process.

Please feel free to ask any inquiries about the event at the above email address.

Organizers:

  • David R. Heres
  • Alejandro López-Feldman
  • Héctor M. Núñez