Environmental Law & Economics

Environmental Issues on the Intersection of Law & Economics

SELE 2013 Papers

Dear all,

SELE 2013 in Tel Aviv marked yet another successful SELE meeting with some SELE veterans and many new faces.

In this posting (which will be updated when needed) we will place links to those papers presented at SELE 2013 that are available online via SSRN or other open sources.

If you presented a paper that is not on SSRN but you would like to link to this post, please let us know.


SELE board.


Papers presented at SELE 2013

Shahar Dillbary, “Tort-fest” http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2050999

Hatsuru Morita, “A Hedonic Approach to Radiation Contamination Damages,” http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1972949

Arden Rowell and Lesley Wexler, “Valuing Foreign Lives” http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2240564

Edwin Woerdman and Jan Willem Bolderdijk, “Emissions Trading for Households? A Behavioral Law and Economics Perspective” http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1636637

Josephine van Zeben, “Research Agenda for a Polycentric European Union” https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2261006 


Upcoming (Environmental) L&E Conferences

Dear SELE members, please find below information regarding  upcoming conferences that may be of interest.

NB: The Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop has our very own Timo Goeschl as keynote speaker!


Call for Presentation Abstracts

Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop at Illinois
Saturday November 2 – Sunday November 3, 2013

Submit an abstract to present at the fifth year of Heartland@Illinois!

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: August 15, 2013
See the Heartland@Illinois website at http://events.idtg.illinois.edu/here/

Instructions for Abstract Submissions:

If you are interested in giving a presentation:

– Email a one-page abstract to Heartland@illinois.edu by August 15, 2013
– Put “Heartland Abstract” in the subject line of the email
– Include author(s)’ name(s), contact information, title, and a description of the paper to be presented. Identify the presenting author. Use either .pdf or MSWord format.
– Indicate in your email whether your submission is for a long presentation, 8-minute “short,” or poster.  If you prefer a long presentation, tell us if you would be willing to give a “short” or display a poster if the abstract is not accepted for the long format.

– Some travel subsidies are available to speakers with long paper presentations; if you wish to be considered for a subsidy, please explain in the email in which you submit your abstract.
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 mid September.


Workshop Description:

The Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop will be held for the fifth year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on November 2 – 3, 2013. Topics for contributed paper sessions will be chosen based on the submissions we receive. The day-and-a-half long workshop (Saturday lunch through all day Sunday) will feature:
·         A luncheon with keynote speaker: Timo Goeschl (Professor at University of Heidelberg)

·         A luncheon with panel discussion of water issues:

Catherine Kling (Iowa State U.), Sheila Olmstead (RFF), & Jeffrey Peterson (Kansas State U.)

·         Multiple sessions of contributed 20-minute paper presentations
·         One set of 8-minute short research presentations
·         Numerous breaks to share ideas and develop new collaborations
·         Research posters displayed during breakfast and breaks

The goals of Heartland@Illinois are, as always, to stimulate research and build community in environmental economics with a 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 in environmental and resource economics.
We will charge only a nominal fee for non-presenters to attend; 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 Champaign-Urbana in November.

With best regards from the Heartland@Illinois organizing committee,
Amy W. Ando, Kathy Baylis, John Braden, Nick Brozovic, and Madhu Khanna


The Heartland @Illinois organizing committee

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

Email: Heartland@illinois.edu

Website: http://events.idtg.illinois.edu/here


Midwestern Law & Economics Association Annual Meeting

October 11 & 12, 2013

University of Illinois College of Law



The University of Illinois College of Law and the Illinois Program on Law, Behavior & Social Science are hosting the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Midwest Law & Economics Association on October 11 & 12, 2013 in Champaign, Illinois. To participate, you need not be a Midwestern economist or even an economist or a Midwesterner. The event consists of law professors and economists presenting papers with varying degrees of law-and-economics content, ranging from empirical analyses and formal economic modeling to legal philosophy and doctrinal papers infused with economic thinking. Presentations will begin Friday morning and end early- to mid-afternoon on Saturday. There is no membership fee or registration fee, but participants are responsible for paying their own expenses. A block of rooms at the iHotel has been reserved for conference participants.

To submit a presentation, e-mail Robert Lawless at rlawless@illinois.edu with an abstract or paper by August 1, 2013. Presentation invitations will be sent out by August 15, 2013. A conference schedule, RSVP information for conference meals, and other conference logistics will be circulated closer to the conference date. Also, information about the conference, including information about hotel registration, can be found on the web site for the Illinois Program on Law, Behavior & Social Science (http://www.law.illinois.edu/iplbss/page/MLEA2013.aspx). Submission is open to all, so feel free to share this announcement with colleagues.




[UPDATE!] Program for SELE 2013

The SELE annual meeting for 2013 is taking place at the University of Bar Ilan, Ramat Gan, Israel on 22-23 May.

The program for our fifth meeting is now available (see link attached to this post).

Looking forward to discussing the many interesting papers of this year in Tel Aviv!

SELE 2013 program

Call for Papers SELE Annual Conference 2013

Dear Colleagues:

The fifth annual meeting of the Society for Environmental Law and Economics will be held on 22-23 May 2013, at the Faculty of Law, University of Bar Ilan, Ramat Gan, Israel. The meeting is sponsored by the Faculty of Law, University of Bar Ilan (http://law.biu.ac.il/en/).

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. This year, we hope to put further emphasis on the interdisciplinary study of problems in environmental regulation and natural resource management. We would welcome both theoretical and empirical papers, as well studies looking at problems at the local and international domains.

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 20-30 papers over the two-day period.

No funding will be available for travel or lodging expenses, but the Bar Ilan Faculty 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 this blog (envlawecon.wordpress.com). Inquiries can also be sent to Prof. Oren Perez (at Oren.Perez@biu.ac.il).

To submit a paper, please email a Word or PDF file to Oren Perez – Oren.Perez@biu.ac.il  – with the subject line “SELE SUBMISSION,” by November 29, 2012.  We will review all the papers and get back to you by the end of December.

Oren Perez, Professor, Bar Ilan University, Faculty of Law

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

Michael Harris, Chief Economist, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia

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

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

Jacob Nussim, Professor, Bar Ilan University, Faculty of Law

Josephine van Zeben, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Amsterdam


Welcome to the blog of the Society for Environmental Law and Economics!

Just as environmental problems tend to run across artificial political boundaries, the Society for Environmental Law and Economics (SELE) is, as the name implies, a truly interdisciplinary organization bringing together legal scholars, economists, and interested researchers in other fields to address important environmental issues that inevitably cut across artificial disciplinary boundaries.

SELE includes economists, legal scholars, and other scientists among its members, and we encourage broad participation from all relevant fields of study.

SELE’s core activity centers on its annual meeting, the first of which took place in 2009. Since then a community of environmental scholars interested in working in the intersection of law, economics, and environmental or natural resource issues have developed, and continues to grow with each meeting.

This blog aims to spread SELE’s message of interdisciplinary collegiality throughout the year by providing a forum for discussion and inspiration.

Best regards,

The SELE Board