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Environmental economists return to Gothenburg

The Department of Economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg has been selected to host the 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, WCERE, in June 2018. BECC researcher Thomas Sterner is head of the local organization committee for the conference.

Photo: University of Gothenburg
Photo: University of Gothenburg

“We feel happy and proud to once again be trusted to organize a leading congress in our discipline”, says Thomas Sterner, Professor of Environmental Economics, and head of the Local Organization Committee for WCERE 2018.

Experienced host

The Department of Economics has a strong track-record in event and larger conference organization. A milestone achievement was the hosting of EAERE 2008, (The European conference of Environmental and Resource Economists). Five years later in 2013, the annual congress of European Economics Association and Econometric Society (EEA-ESEM 2013) took place here. In March 2016, the department hosted the national conference on health economics and in September we will be organizing the Swedish national conference on economics.
“The conferences we have hosted so far have turned out successfully, both academically and in terms of event management, and the focus of this one fits perfectly with the strategy of the school”, says Olof Johansson-Stenman, Professor of economics and the Vice-Dean of The School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.

Planning for real impact

“We have strong connections to the surrounding society and plan to organize policy sessions to capitalize and further strengthen this interface”, says Sterner. He continues, “in addition, the Swedish EPA is coordinating an active network of environmental economics’ practitioners. We will organize activities for them and invite participants from similar networks in other countries.”

Read the full article on the University of Gothenburg's website

 

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