The primary concern of Environmental & Resource Economics is the application of economic theory and methods to environmental issues and problems that require detailed analysis in order to improve management strategies. The contemporary environmental debate is in a constant state of flux, with new or relatively unexplored topics continually emerging. The Journal provides a forum for the further exploration of causes, consequences and policy responses linked to these topics, across a range of spatial and temporal scales up to the global dimension. Areas of particular interest include evaluation and development of instruments of environmental policy; cost-benefit and cost effectiveness analysis; sectoral environmental policy impact analysis; modeling and simulation; institutional arrangements; resource pricing and the valuation of environmental goods; and indicators of environmental quality.

The contents are chosen for their relevance to the process of policy formulation and application.

  • The journal seeks to publish papers which develop and apply new theory and methods for the application of economic principles to aid local to global decision-making in environmental protection, natural resource utilisation and ecosystem management
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    The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) is an international scientific association which aims are:- to contribute to the development and application of environmental and resource economics as a science in Europe;- to encourage and improve communication between teachers, researchers and students in environmental and resource economics in different European countries;- to develop and encourage the cooperation between university level teaching institutions and research institutions in Europe.Founded in 1990, EAERE has over 1000 members in 60 countries, from Europe and beyond, from academic institutions, the public sector, and the private industry. Interests span from traditional economics, agricultural economics, forestry, and natural resource economics.

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