French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Newsletter – June 2017

Hello everyone !

Some happy news, but also some very sad ones, left their mark on the first part of year 2017 for the FAERE, as reflected in the different parts of this Newsletter. Spring was the season of new Working Papers and summer will host our conferences, among which the 23th EAERE Conference in Athens next week, and our 4th Annual Conference in Nancy next September. Other conference announcements are available on our website.


Alain Ayong Le Kama, president of the FAERE, was appointed as Chief education officer in French Guyana, in January

Its activity is in full swing, as you can see it in the Guianese media : here in press conference, or here while disributing the exam topics for the Baccalaureate…

He remains the president of the FAERE.

Death of Pierre Lasserre, honorary member elected in 2016

We have had to announce the very sad news of the loss suffered by our community of environmental and resource economists: Pierre Lasserre, former Professor at l’Université du Québec à Montréal, died in a ski accident in April. Various tributes were paid to him by his friends and colleagues: Gérard Gaudet and Steve Ambler on the website of the Canadian Journal of Economics, or Bob Cairns in the EAERE Newsletter.

His son created a Facebook page dedicated to his memory, where you can share photos and memories, as well as post words of comfort for his loved ones.

Next Annual Conference in Nancy, on 12-13 September 2017

The LEF and the BETA are hosting the 4th FAERE Annual Conference. Paper acceptances have been notified and the programme will be rich! It will be available online during summer. Presenters have to register before July 20th for their papers to be included in the programme. Registration fees and memberships can be bought jointly (only online, by credit card).

Another good reason to join us quickly: the FAERE members attending the EAERE Annual conference in Athens are invited to celebrate the 4th summer of our association!


Elections at EAERE

Every other year, the EAERE members vote to elect a new President and two new members of the Council. The candidates have been nominated by the Nominating Committee for EAERE Elections 2017 composed of Michael Rauscher (chair), Phoebe Koundouri et Anil Markandya.

Two candidates will compete for the position of Elect President: Christian Gollier and Markku Ollikainen. And the four candidates for the Council are: Brita Bye, Carolyn Fischer, Maria Loureiro and Karl W. Steininger. Their statement and short bio, as well as their long CV, are available on the EAERE website. Elections will be run electronically until July 10th, 2017. If you are an EAERE member, please vote!

The results of the elections will be announced by July 15th, 2017.


The FAERE Thematic Workshops

The 7th Thematic Workshop was held in Brest, more precisely in the Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer in Plouzané, on 11-12 May 2017, in a friendly and studious atmosphere.

The next FAERE Thematic workshop will be organized by Stefano Bosi, at the Paris-Saclay University, in November 2017. A call for papers will be circulated.

Other events supported by the FAERE are also scheduled next Fall: information available on our website.

FAERE Working Papers and Policy Papers: latest releases

Since the last Newsletter, we have registered 16 new documents in the FAERE Working Papers and 3 in the new series of FAERE Policy Papers. Nearly all of them are published in English.

Researchers seeking for a quick dissemination of their research works, before publication in peer-reviewed journals, are invited to submit to these series. being already a FAERE member is not needed.


Working Papers:

Louis-Gaëtan Giraudet – Céline Guivarch
Global warming as an asymmetric public bad

Fabien Prieur – Ingmar Schumacher
The role of conflict for optimal climate and immigration policy

Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline – Thomas P. Lyon
Merchants of Doubt: Corporate Political Influence when Expert Credibility is Uncertain

Olivier Massol – Omer Rifaat
Phasing out the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve: Policy insights from a world helium model

Sébastien Desbureaux
Common Resources Management and the “Dark Side” of Collective Action : an Impact Evaluation for Madagascar’s Forests

Bocar Samba Ba – Raphaël Soubeyran
Exploitation and Recycling of Rare Earths

Stefano Bosi – David Desmarchelier
Natural cycles and pollution

Robert D. Cairns – Stellio Del Campo – Vincent Martinet
Sustainability of an economy relying on two reproducible assets

Johanna Choumert – Pascale Combes Motel – Charlain Guegang
The Biofuel-Development Nexus: A Meta-Analysis

Prudence Dato
Investment in Energy Efficiency, Adoption of Renewable Energy and Household Behaviour: Evidence from OECD countries

Simon Quemin
Intertemporal Abatement Decisions under Ambiguity Aversion in a Cap and Trade

Karine Constant
Environmental Policy and Human Capital Inequality: A Matter of Life and Death

Stefanija Veljanoska
Can Land Fragmentation Reduce the Exposure of Rural Households to Weather Variability?

Prudence Dato – Tunç Durmaz – Aude Pommeret
Smart Grids and Renewable Electricity Generation by Households

Marc Léandri – Mabel Tidball
Assessing the sustainability of optimal pollution paths in a world with inertia

Natalia Zugravu-Soilita – Vincent Geronimi – Christine Le Gargasson – Jessy Tsang King Sang
Towards a less vulnerable and more sustainable development : heritage tourism in island economies


Policy Papers:

PP 2016.08
Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline
Multiple Standards: the Case of the French Building Industry

PP 2017.01
Quentin Perrier
French nuclear bet

PP 2017.02
Stefanija Veljanoska
Can Land Fragmentation Reduce the Exposure of Rural Households to Weather Variability?

All the best,

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