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EfD at WCERE 2014

EfD group photo at WCERE 2014

EfD participated at the 5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE) in Istanbul, Turkey from June 28 to July 2, 2014. EfD research fellows and associates were strongly represented in the parallel and policy sessions. Below you will find a list of researchers who presented their research papers at this conference.

 

EfD had a policy session on July 1, 14:00-15:45 in Hall Room 2. The title of the session was Local Forest Management and Tenure Reform: Experiences from Africa and Asia. EfD research associate Randall Bluffstone from Portland State University was the convener and the participants included Elizabeth Robinson, University of Reading, Paul Guthiga, International Livestock Research Institute, Jintao Xu, Peking University, and Alemu Mekonnen, University of Addis Ababa.

Below is a list of researchers who presented their research papers at WCERE.

      EEU - EfD Sweden

  1. RAIN, IMPATIENCE AND INVESTMENT IN SOIL CONSERVATION: PANEL DATA EVIDENCE FROM THE HIGHLANDS OF ETHIOPIA, link.
    Presenter: Salvatore Di Falco
    Session: Land Use, Agriculture and Forestry: Surveys and Field Experiments - 30 June 2014, 8:45:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
  2. DOES REDD WORK? AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON PEATLAND FIRE PREVENTION IN CENTRAL KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA, link.
    Presenter: Yuki Yamamoto
    Session: Climate Change and Reforestation  -  2 July 2014, 8:45:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
  3. PRIORITIZING INVESTMENTS TO MAXIMIZE FOREST ECOSYSTEM SERVICES FOR HYDROPOWER GENERATION, link.
    Presenter: Urvashi Narain , World Bank
    Session: Valuation Research on Ecosystem Services for Improved National Accounting  - 1st July 2014, 11:00:00 AM - 12:30:00 PM
  4. THE HARRINGTON PARADOX SQUARED, link.
    Presenter: Xiao-Bing Zhang, University of Gothenburg
    Session: Enforcement and Compliance  -  1st July 2014, 8:45:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
  5. DOES NEIGHBORHOOD MATTER? A MICRO-LEVEL SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF THE ENTRY AND EXIT OF ORGANIC FARMING PROGRAM IN SOUTHERN SWEDEN, link.
    Presenter: Xiangping Liu, University of Gothenburg
    Session: Agriculture and Biodiversity  - 29th June 2014, 8:45:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
  6. SOCIAL NORMS AND INFORMATION DIFFUSION IN WATER-SAVING PROGRAMS: EVIDENCE FROM A RANDOMISED FIELD EXPERIMENT IN COLOMBIA, link.
    Presenter: Monica Marcela Jaime Torres, University of Gothenburg
    Session: Ethics and Social Norms: Field Experiments  - 29th June 2014, 8:45:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
  7. VALUING BLUE CARBON: CARBON SEQUESTRATION BENEFITS PROVIDED BY THE MARINE PROTECTED AREAS IN COLOMBIA, link.
    Presenter: Tatiana Zárate, Universidad de los Andes
    Session: Environmental Valuation: Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity II  - 30th June 2014, 4:15:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM

    EfD Central America - IDEA, CATIE

  8. REPUTATION AND HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING PRACTICES: FIELD EXPERIMENTS IN COSTA RICA, link.
    Presenter: Francisco Alpizar, CATIE
    Session: Ethics and Social Norms: Field Experiments   -  29th June 2014, 8:45:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM

    EfD Chile - Research Nucleus on Environmental and Natural Resource. Economics​ (NENRE)

  9. EL NIÑO AND FISHING LOCATION DECISIONS: THE CHILEAN STRADDLING JACK MACKEREL FISHERY, link.
    Presenter: Jorge Dresdner
    Session: Fisheries: Management and Regulation I  -  30th June 2014, 8:45:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
  10. DOES TRADITION AFFECT BEHAVIOR? THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURAL TRAITS IN BRAZIL NUT HARVESTERS' COMPLIANCE WITH HUNTING PROHIBITION, link.
    Presenter: Sophia Espinoza
    Session: Enforcement and Compliance  -  1st July 2014, 8:45:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
  11. REVISITING RECOVERABILITY OF PREFERENCES IN THE CONSUMER PRODUCTION FUNCTION THEORY, link.
    Presenter: Felipe Vásquez
    Session: Environmental Valuation: Methodology I  -  2nd July 2014, 8:45:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
  12. ANALYSIS AND DECOMPOSITION OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN THE CHILEAN INDUSTRY, link.
    Presenter: Elisa Duran
    Session: Energy Demand: Other Sectors  -  1st July 2014, 16:15 - 18:00
  13. QUOTA COMPLIANCE IN TERRITORIAL USE RIGHTS IN FISHERIES: AN EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF FORMAL AND INFORMAL ENFORCEMENT WITH CHANGES IN ABUNDANCE, link.
    Presenter: Carlos Chávez
    Session: Fisheries: Spatial Management  - 1st July 2014, 2:00:00 PM - 3:45:00 PM

    EfD China - EEPC

  14. AUTOMOBILE USAGE AND URBAN RAIL TRANSIT EXPANSION
    Presenter: Lunyu Xie, Renmin University of China
    Session: Transport and Spatial Issues   -  29th June 2014, 8:45:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
  15. CROP ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
    Presenter: Lunyu Xie, Renmin University of China
    Session: Poster Session: Climate Change & Agriculture   -  29th June 2014, 10:30:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM
  16. IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AGRICULTURE: EVIDENCE FROM CHINA
    Presenter: Xiaoguang Chen, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
    Session: Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture: Developing Countries   -  1st July 2014, 2:00:00 PM - 3:45:00 PM

    EfD Ethiopia - EEPFE

  17. THE OPPORTUNITY COST OF CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES AND PREFERENCES FOR REDD+ CONTRACT ATTRIBUTES: A CHOICE EXPERIMENT IN ETHIOPIA, link.
    Presenter: Abebe Beyene, Environmental Economics Policy Forum for Ethiopia (EEPFE/EDRI)
    Session: Climate Change and Agriculture   -  29th June 2014, 2:00:00 PM - 3:45:00 PM
  18. ENERGY, GROWTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTION IN THE ETHIOPIAN ECONOMY, link.
    Presenter: Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Mekelle University
    Session: Growth and the Environment: Empirical Applications   -  30th June 2014, 4:15:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM

    Resources for the Future (RFF)

  19. STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY POLICY AS SUPPLEMENT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARDS, link.
    Presenter: Carolyn Fischer
    Session: Technological Change and Instrument Choice   -  29th June 2014, 2:00:00 PM - 3:45:00 PM
  20. FACTORS DRIVING POST-REFORM FORESTLAND MARKETS IN CHINA: ESTIMATING SUPPLY AND DEMAND USING CHOICE EXPERIMENTS, link.
    Presenter: Juha Siikamäki, Resources for the Future
    Session: Environmental Valuation: Forests  -  1st July 2014, 8:45:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM
  21. INFORMATION AND THE WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR REDUCING SHALE GAS RISKS, link.
    Presenter: Juha Siikamäki
    Session: The Environmental Risks of the Shale Gas Revolution: Experts vs. the Public  -  1st July 2014, 11:00:00 AM - 12:30:00 PM
  22. ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY IN THE PRESENCE OF AN INFORMAL SECTOR, link.
    Presenter: Anthony Liu
    Session: Environmental Taxes and Instruments: Double Dividends, Informal Sector, and Other Social Issues  -  29th June 2014, 8:45:00 AM - 10:30:00 AM

    EfD South Africa - EPRU

  23. INVESTIGATING THE SENSITIVITY OF HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY TO AGRICULTURAL-RELATED SHOCK AND THE IMPLICATION OF INFORMAL SOCIAL CAPITAL: THE CASE OF RURAL SMALL-SCALE FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN THE MPUMALANGA REGION OF SOUTH AFRICA, link.
    Presenter: Martine Visser
    Session: Climate Change Impacts II  -  30th June 2014, 4:15:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM

POLICY SESSIONS

  1. Session Title: What's the policy use of Natural Capital Accounting? Exploring implications for Turkey, link.
    Participant: Urvashi Narain, World Bank 
    29 June 2014, 14:00-15:45
  2. Session Title: Environment and Development Economics: How best to link research results with policy recommendations, link.
    Participant:
      - Jintao Xu, Peking University
      - Razack Lokina, University of Dar es Saalam
    30 June 2014, 14:00-15:45
  3. Session Title: Local Forest Management and Tenure Reform: Experiences from Africa and Asia, link.
    Convener: Randall Bluffstone, Portland State University,
    Participants:
     - Elizabeth Robinson, University of Reading,
     - Paul Guthiga, International Livestock Research Institute,
     - Jintao Xu, Peking University,
     - Alemu Mekonnen, University of Addis Ababa
    1 July 2014, 14:00-15:45

Other research fellows and associates also chaired and participated at WCERE.

For more information please visit the Programme Overview page on the conference website.

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