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    Call for Presentation Abstracts

    Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop at Illinois
    Saturday September 29 – Sunday September 30

    Submit an abstract to present at the 10th year of HERE@Illinois!

    Deadline for Abstract Submissions is July 8, 2018; to submit, click here 

    Instructions for Abstract Submissions

    HERE@Illinois features both faculty and graduate students as presenters of selected papers. If you are interested in giving a presentation, fill out the submission form and upload your abstract at Please upload your abstract as either a MS Word file or a PDF file. Your abstract must be no longer than 500 words.

    Long presentations should be of research that is at least in first-draft form. Eight-minute shorts and posters are perfect for communicating anything from new ideas to finished work.

    Abstract selection will be complete with all authors notified of the final program by early August. Some travel subsidies will be available for graduate students and under-represented minority scholars whose work is accepted for presentation.

    Workshop Description:

    The Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop will be held for the tenth year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Saturday September 29 to Sunday September 30 in the Illini Union on the University of Illinois campus. Topics for contributed paper sessions will be chosen based on the submissions we receive. The day-and-a-half long workshop (mid-morning Saturday through mid-afternoon Sunday) will feature:

    • A luncheon with keynote speaker Matthew Harding (University of California at Irvine) on big data and environmental economics
    • A luncheon with panel discussion including Fiona Burlig (University of Chicago) and Jacob LaRiviere (Microsoft Research) on applications of data science infrastructure and methods to environmental and resource economics problems
    • 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 HERE@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! We hope to see you in Urbana-Champaign in September.

    2018 Organizing Committee: Professors Amy Ando, Kathy Baylis, Peter Christensen, Tatyana Deryugina, Don Fullerton, Ben Gramig, Madhu Khanna, and Erica Myers from the University of Illinois.

    2018 Sponsors: The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, the College of ACES Office of Research, and the Gutsgell Endowed Professor Fund at the University of Illinois.