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    Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop at Illinois

    ~Thanks to all attendees for making the 2017 workshop a big success~

    ~Heartland 2018 is planned for September 29 & 30~

    The Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop was held for the 9th year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on September 30 – October 1, 2017 in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center at the University of Illinois. The theme for this year’s keynote and panel sessions was “Opportunities at the Intersection of Environmental and Urban Economics.”  Topics for contributed paper sessions were chosen based on the submissions we received; the agenda can be viewed here. The day-and-a-half long workshop (mid-morning Saturday through mid-afternoon Sunday) featured:

    • A luncheon with keynote speaker Chris Timmins (Duke University): “What Is Environmental Justice and Why Economists Should Care”
    • A luncheon with panel discussion by Spencer Banzhaf (Georgia State University), Nick Kuminoff (Arizona State University), and Siqi Zheng (MIT): “New Opportunities at the Intersection of Urban and Environmental Economics”
    • Multiple sessions of contributed 20-minute paper presentations
    • One set of 8-minute short research presentations
    • Research posters displayed during breakfast and breaks
    • Numerous breaks to share ideas and develop new collaborations

    The goals of Heartland@Illinois are, as always, to stimulate research and build community in environmental economics with partial focus on the Midwest. The workshop will bring people together to exchange ideas and foster new collaborations.  Through selected paper sessions, it will identify pressing public policy issues and emerging research themes on environmental and resource economics. Finally, it will provide networking and development opportunities for graduate students and early career faculty in environmental and resource economics.

    Registration numbers are limited to keep the size of the event conducive to active exchange of ideas. Spread the word and tell your colleagues and graduate students! See you in Champaign-Urbana in September.

    2017 Organizing Committee: Professors Amy Ando, Kathy Baylis, Peter Christensen, Sandy Dall’erba, Tatyana Deryugina, Don Fullerton, Ben Gramig, Madhu Khanna, and Erica Myers from the University of Illinois.

    2017 Sponsors: The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, the Department of Economics, the College of ACES Office of Research, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, the Center for Global Studies, and the Gutsgell Endowed Professor Fund (all at UIUC.)