Environmental Law & Economics

Environmental Issues on the Intersection of Law & Economics

Month: September, 2014

Position in Environmental Policy at IU (Bloomington)

Dear SELE members,

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


SELE Board


Position Announcement

School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)


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’: