Environmental Law & Economics

Environmental Issues on the Intersection of Law & Economics

CfP SELE 2017 – Oxford

Dear Colleagues:

 The ninth annual meeting of the Society for Environmental Law and Economics will be held on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 May 2017 at Worcester College, University of Oxford. Our meeting will be sponsored by the University of Illinois, College of Law. 

We hope to build upon the great success of past meetings, and continue to build a community of environmental scholars interested in working in the intersection of law, economics, and environmental or natural resource issues. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers, as well as studies looking at problems at local, national and international levels.

 In the spirit of collegiality, the meeting will use a workshop format in which all sessions are plenary. All participants are expected to attend all of the presentations. Our goal is to create a program that includes a variety of disciplinary perspectives, ideally consisting of 20-25 papers over the two-day period.

No funding will be available for travel or lodging expenses. Food and drink will be provided during the workshop and a dinner will be hosted on Friday evening for the speakers. 

To submit a paper, please email a Word or PDF file to Josephine van Zeben (josephine.vanzeben@worc.ox.ac.uk) with the subject line “SELE SUBMISSION,” by October 15, 2016. We will review all submissions and get back to you by November 15. Late submissions will not be considered except in exceptional circumstances.

Information regarding accommodation, the conference program, and other logistic matters will also be posted on the SELE blog. Inquiries can be send to Josephine van Zeben (josephine.vanzeben@worc.ox.ac.uk). Please feel free to forward this call to any colleagues that you feel may be interested but may not be aware of SELE. 

We look forward to welcoming you in Oxford,

Daniel H. Cole, Indiana University, Bloomington 

Shi-Ling Hsu, Florida State University 

Jonathan R. Nash, Emory University 

Arden Rowell, University of Illinois

Josephine van Zeben, University of Oxford

CfP of interest to SELE members

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (GCET17)

Groningen University invites the submission of papers and abstracts for the 17th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET17), to be held in Groningen, the Netherlands, on 22 and 23 September 2016. The theme of the conference is “Smart instrument mixes in a greening economy”.

Over the past 16 years, the GCET conferences have grown as an important meeting place for experts and scholars from all parts of the world taking an interest in experiences and insights relating to environmental taxation in a wide sense. The fiscal perspective has become particularly significant in a number of countries following recent economic and financial events.

The GCET conferences have generated many insights into taxes, fees and other environmental instruments. How to employ different environmental protection instruments in harmony has not yet been the central, organizing theme of a prior GCET conference. Given the advances in our understanding of individual instruments, it is time to examine how these instruments work in conjunction with each other in addressing a wide range of environmental and natural resource issues.

The GCET17 conference will feature several keynote speeches and a series of parallel sessions exploring a wide range of instrument mixes from an economic, legal and policy perspective. These instruments range from charges, fees, taxes, subsidies, tax expenditures, to emissions trading, linking of emission trading systems, green fiscal reforms and budget constraints, energy tax exemptions for large consumers, voluntary approaches, and command-and-control regulations that intersect with market-based instruments. According to the tradition of GCET conferences, contributions by academic scholars are encouraged as well as contributions from experts from International bodies, governmental agencies, NGOs and the private sector.

Abstracts and papers can be submitted within a broad range of topics including:

  • Smart instrument mixes and instrument choice
  • Green fiscal reform and budget constraints
  • Setting of tax schedules
  • Taxation options to promote recycling etc.
  • Taxation and primary resource extraction
  • Biodiversity protection
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Renewable energy and innovation
  • Energy taxes and exemptions for large consumers
  • Climate finance
  • Carbon pricing and institutional investors
  • Market instruments in a wide sense, particularly linking of ETSs

From the Dutch policy maker’s perspective, the topics mentioned below are particularly interesting and paper submissions on these topics are also most welcome:

– the risk of dwindling incomes from environmental taxes.

– the setting of effective tax schedules (evidence and theory) to realize environmental objectives, i.e. whether an initially high tax or an initially low but increasing tax schedule is most effective.

– taxation options and experiences on the promotion of recycling, reuse, the remanufacturing of resources and on putting a price on the extraction of primary resources.

The submission deadline for abstracts is 8 May 2016. Abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis, so that early notifications might be made, allowing participants to register early for the conference. Abstracts should not exceed 400 words and not contain any figures, tables, footnotes, endnotes or other references.

Please submit your abstract in word format to the conference email at: GCET17@rug.nl. In case of other queries, please contact Stefan Weishaar at S.E.Weishaar@rug.nl

Please see our webpage for additional conference details related to the keynotes, social activities etc. http://www.rug.nl/research/globalisation-studies-groningen/conferences/gcet17/

 

New publication by SELE member

Dear SELE friends,

I am pleased to announce the publication of our new textbook on Essential EU Climate Law:

Woerdman, E., M.M. Roggenkamp and M. Holwerda (eds.) (2015), Essential EU Climate Law, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 320 pages.

http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/essential-eu-climate-law

This innovative textbook, developed at the University of Groningen, takes a broad approach to EU climate law by presenting all available legal instruments to combat climate change, ranging from greenhouse gas emissions trading to the use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency mechanisms. After providing a definition of climate law, the book examines the main climate targets and instruments of the EU. Their impact on energy network management, competitiveness and multi-level governance is also discussed.

Best wishes,

Edwin Woerdman

Call for papers Transnational Environmental Law

Dear colleagues,

Transnational Environmental Law (TEL) is launching a call for papers to celebrate its 5th anniversary issue, its ranking in the top 3 environmental law journals worldwide and its ISI Impact Factor of 0.559.

In line with TEL’s commitment to cutting edge research, the selection process for the Anniversary issue will cumulate in a prize for innovative research which includes the opportunity for the author to give a public lecture in Cambridge (UK). 

The deadline for the Anniversary issue is 30 September 2015.

For more information, please see the attached announcement [2016 TEL ANNIVERSARY CFP]. For abstracts or any remaining questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at TEL@cambridge.org

Kind regards,

Josephine van Zeben

on behalf of Thijs Etty and Veerle Heyvaert, Editors-in-Chief TEL

2016 TEL ANNIVERSARY CFP

3rd European Environmental Law Forum

Dear all,

please find below an announcement from our friends at the European Environmental Law Forum.

Best,

SELE board

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Dear colleagues,

The EELF is happy to announce that the 3rd EELF Conference will be taking place in Aix-en-Provence on 2-4 September 2015, hosted by the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires (CERIC). The general topic of the conference is:”The Effectiveness of Environmental Law” and covers all relevant aspects of making environmental law work. Hereby the link to the conference webpage. The deadline for earlybirds is 30 June.

http://www.ceric-aix.univ-cezanne.fr/third-eelf-conference-2-4-september-2015/registration-and-accomodation.html

Position in Environmental Policy at IU (Bloomington)

Dear SELE members,

Please see the announcement below which may be of interest to some.

Best,

SELE Board

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Position Announcement

School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON CAMPUS

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Environmental Policy

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure or tenure-track faculty position on the Bloomington campus in the area of environmental policy. The position is open-rank; we particularly encourage applications from mid-career and senior faculty. Multiple hires are possible.

Candidates from different disciplinary backgrounds, including but not limited to economics, public policy, and political science, are invited to apply. We are especially seeking candidates who will support a research-oriented Ph.D. program, and have research expertise in one or more of the following areas, either in the domestic or international environmental policy contexts: water, climate change, natural resources, energy, sustainability, and transportation.

Candidates must present evidence of a high quality and ambitious research program with a public sector orientation, a strong commitment to high quality teaching at the doctoral and Master’s levels, and an interest in professional service applications. The individual selected for this position will be able to teach graduate level courses on environmental policy and serve on related doctoral examination and advisory committees, among other teaching and service opportunities.

SPEA-Bloomington is a world leader in public affairs education, and is among the largest schools of public administration and public policy in the United States. In the 2012 “Best Graduate Schools” reported by U.S. News & World Report, SPEA-Bloomington ranks second, making it the nation’s highest-ranked professional graduate program in public affairs at a public institution. SPEA’s environmental policy program has held a number one ranking by U.S. News and World Report for many years. SPEA’s doctoral programs in public affairs and public policy are also ranked by the National Academy of Science as among the best in the country.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, a current vita, statements of research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and names and address of three persons who could provide letters of recommendation through our online application system https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. If there are any questions, please submit to:  David Reingold. Executive Associate Dean for Bloomington. SPEA Room 300, 1315 E. Tenth Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-1701

Inquiries or questions about this job announcement can be forwarded to search committee chair Sanya Carley at scarley@indiana.edu.

For more information see: http://www.indiana.edu/~spea.

 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

SELE 2015: Call for Papers

Society for Environmental Law and Economics (SELE) 2015 Conference

Call for Papers

The seventh annual meeting of the Society for Environmental Law and Economics (SELE) will be held on 21-22 May 2015, at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

We hope to build upon the great success of past SELE meetings, and continue to build a community of scholars interested in working at the intersection of law, economics and environmental issues. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers, ranging from local to international themes. While all topics are welcomed, this year we in particular invite scholars to submit papers on how to balance sustainability and competition: should competition authorities allow for restrictions of competition that benefit the environment?

In a spirit of collegiality, the meeting will take place in a workshop format in which all sessions will be plenary. We strongly encourage all attendees to attend all presentations. Our goal is to create a program that includes a variety of disciplinary perspectives, ideally consisting of about 20 papers over the two-day period.

As in past years, no funding will be available for travel or lodging expenses, but food and drink will be provided during the workshop for the participants and a dinner will be hosted on the first day of the conference.

Further information regarding accommodation, the conference program and other logistic matters will be posted on www.envlawecon.wordpress.com. Inquiries can also be sent to (this year’s local organizer) Edwin Woerdman (e.woerdman@rug.nl).

To submit a paper, please email a Word or PDF file to Edwin Woerdman at e.woerdman@rug.nl with the subject line “SELE SUBMISSION”, by November 17, 2014. We will review all the papers and get back to you by December 15.

Hope to see you in Groningen!

Edwin Woerdman, Associate Professor, University of Groningen

Daniel H. Cole, Professor, Maurer School of Law and SPEA, Indiana University

Shi-Ling Hsu, Professor, Florida State University College of Law

Jonathan R. Nash, Professor, Emory University School of Law

Josephine van Zeben, Fellow, Worcester College, University of Oxford

 

This year’s SELE meeting, organized by the Groningen Centre of Energy Law (www.gcel.nl), is sponsored by the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (www.acm.nl/en/).

The 400-year old University of Groningen (www.rug.nl) is located in the beautiful Dutch city center of Groningen, ‘the city where bicycles rule the road’:

http://www.citylab.com/commute/2013/10/city-where-bicycles-rule-road/7202/

SELE at WEAI 11th Pacific Rim Conference (8-11 January 2015) – New Zealand

 Dear All,

As an Allied Society, SELE has been invited to attend the WEAI 11th Pacific Rim Conference 8-11 January 2015 in New Zealand.

Conference Details

Hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University at Wellington, and sponsored by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the New Zealand Treasury, the Pacific Rim Conference will include the following Keynote Speakers:

  • Robert Engle, 2003 recipient of The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel,
  • Christopher Sims, 2011 recipient of The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel,
  • David Card, University of California, Berkeley, 2014- 2015 WEAI President-Elect and Program Committee Chair, and recipient of the 1995 John Bates Clark medal.

Conference Participation

As an Allied Society, participants in SELE organized sessions register at the same rate (see http://weai.org/PR2015) as members of WEAI.

SELE members will be able to submit papers/ suggest panels.  If this is of interest, please email josephinevanzeben[@]gmail.com with proposals.  These proposals will then be submitted centrally to the WEAI.

Feel free to contact us with any questions on the email address listed below.

All the best,

the SELE board

SELE becomes WEAI Allied Society

Dear SELE friends,

SELE was recently invited to become a Western Economic Association International (WEAI) Allied Society , an invitation that we were honored to receive and accept.

Formed in 1922, WEAI currently publishes two journals, Economic Inquiry and Contemporary Economic Policy, and holds two conference series, the Annual Conferences and Pacific Rim Conferences.

Our new membership confers the following benefits to SELE members: 

  • SELE session participants may register for WEAI conferences at the WEAI member rate.
  • Paper presenters who join, or are already members of WEAI, may submit conference papers within six months without a journal submission fee to Economic Inquiry or Contemporary Economic Policy.
  • Conference attendees are welcome to attend any of the sessions on the conference program, gaining access to fellow economists from around the world.
  • WEAI membership is available for $55/year and is not required for participation in conferences – only for conference paper submission without a submittal fee.

Upcoming meetings

89th Annual Conference (27 June – 1 July, 2014), The Grand Hyatt Denver.

Keynote Addresses will include:

  • Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University.
  • George KaufmanLoyola University Chicago, Presidential Address tentatively titled “Public Policy and Banking.”

Pacific Rim Conference (8-11 January 2015), Hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand).

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Robert Engle, 2003 recipient of The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel,
  • Christopher Sims, 2011 recipient of The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel,
  • David Card, University of California, Berkeley, and 2014-2015 WEAI President-Elect and Program Committee Chair.

For further information, please see http://www.weai.org/.

During SELE 2014, interest for SELE (panel) presentations at these and future meetings can be expressed and discussed.

For those with a preliminary interest in the 2014 Denver meeting, please contact (josephinevanzeben[@]gmail.com)

Best regards,

SELE board

Call for Papers SELE 2014 (Chicago)

Dear Colleagues:

The sixth annual meeting of the Society for Environmental Law and Economics will be held on 23-24 May 2014, at Illini Center in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting is sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law (http://law.illinois.edu).

We hope to build upon the great success of past meetings, and continue to build a community of scholars interested in working at the intersection of law, economics, and environmental issues. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers, as well studies looking at problems at the local and international levels.

In the spirit of collegiality, the meeting will take place in a workshop format, in which all sessions will be plenary. We strongly encourage all attendees to attend all presentations. Our goal is to create a program that includes a variety of disciplinary perspectives, ideally consisting of 20-25 papers over the two-day period.

As in past years, no funding will be available for travel or lodging expenses, but the University of Illinois College of Law will provide food and drink during the workshop for the speakers and will host a dinner for the participants on the first day of the conference.

Further information regarding accommodation, the conference program and other logistic matters will be posted on www.envlawecon.wordpress.com. Inquiries can also be sent to Prof. Arden Rowell (at karowell@illinois.edu).

To submit a paper, please email a Word or PDF file to Arden Rowell at karowell@illinois.edu with the subject line “SELE SUBMISSION,” by November 18, 2013.  We will review all the papers and get back to you by December 16.

Hope to see you in Chicago!

Arden Rowell, Associate Professor of Law & Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Scholar, University of Illinois College of Law

Daniel H. Cole, Professor, Maurer School of Law and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington

Shi-Ling Hsu, Larson Professor, Florida State University College of Law

Jonathan R. Nash, Professor, Emory University School of Law

Josephine van Zeben, Postdoctoral Fellow, Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington

Lesley Wexler, Professor, University of Illinois College of Law