The Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE) announced its Seventh Annual Conference, to be held at the University of Udine (Italy) on February 7th-8th, 2019.
The call for papers is now open and submissions on all relevant topics related to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics are warmly invited.
As in previous editions, the 2019 IAERE Conference maintains a balanced interest on both theoretical and applied research, with a marked interest in policy implications.
Presentations both in English and in Italian will be possible, depending on the audience. Young researchers and PhD students who wish to attend are most welcome.


Extended abstracts (1.000‐1.500 words) or full papers should be submitted by November 15th, 2018.
Submitted contributions are expected to be work in progress, at a reasonably advanced stage but still unpublished. Only .pdf files in English are accepted. All submissions will undergo the regular peer review process. Each author can submit a maximum of two co-authored works (and/or only one single-authored paper).
In any case, each conference participant can present only one paper. Notification of submission acceptance in oral or poster sessions is expected by January 7th, 2019.


During the Conference, the Association is granting its IAERE Young Environmental Economist Award, a recognition given to the best paper presented by a young economist at the Association’s Annual Conference. The Award aims to reward new ideas addressing key environmental and resource economic issues at the national, European and global scale. Both theoretical and empirical papers will be considered without any restriction of topics. Eligible candidates should be less than 33 years of age and no more than five years past a PhD defence should they have a PhD. Only full papers submissions will be considered: submitters of extended abstracts are not eligible for this award. Priority will be given to papers written by single author or multiple authors complying with the age requirement. There is a monetary reward of €1,000 for the presenter of the winning paper. The Selection Committee comprises the Conference Programme Committee and the IAERE Council, and is co-chaired by the IAERE President and the chair of the Conference Programme Committee. All eligible presenters can submit their candidacy to the Award at the paper submission process.



Stefan Ambec, INRA (France)
Phoebe Koundouri, International Centre for Research on the Environment and the Economy ICRE8 and Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece)



Special sessions generally offer a forum for focused discussion in new areas or on innovative applications of established approaches.

The IAERE 2019 Conference will host two organized special sessions:

– “Industry and the Environment”, organized in collaboration with the Italian Association of Industrial Economics and Policy (Società Italiana di Economia e Politica Industriale, SIEPI) and the Inter-University Center for Applied Economic Studies to Industrial Policies, Local Development and Internationalization (c.MET).

– “Agriculture and Environment”, organized in collaboration with the Italian Association of Agriculture and Applied Economics (Associazione Italiana di Economia Agraria e Applicata – AIEAA), the Appraisal and Territorial Economy Research Center (Centro Studi di Estimo e di Economia Territoriale – Ce.S.E.T.), the Italian Society of Agricultural Economics (Società Italiana di Economia Agraria – SIDEA) and the Italian Society of Agri-food Economics (Società Italiana di Economia Agroalimentare – SIEA).

Papers presented in these special sessions will undergo the standard review and selection process.


Antonio Massarutto (chair, University of Udine)
Francesco Marangon (vice chair, University of Udine)
Simone Borghesi (University of Siena)
Matteo Carzedda (University of Udine)
Marinella Favot (University of Udine)
Massimiliano Mazzanti (University of Ferrara)
Anna Montini (University of Bologna)
Roberto Roson (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Lucia Rotaris (University of Trieste)
Stefania Troiano (University of Udine)


Antonio Massarutto (chair, University of Udine)
Francesco Marangon (vice chair, University of Udine)


15 November 2018: deadline for paper/long abstract submission
7 January 2019: notifications of paper/long abstract acceptance
14 January 2019: deadline for registration for inclusion in the Programme
7-8 February 2019: Conference


For more information, visit the conference website.