EAERE 2017
Athens, Greece
28 Jun - 01 Jul 2017
23rd Annual Conference
of the European Association
of Environmental and Resource Economists

EAERE2017 - 23rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists


The 23rd annual scientific conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) took place in Athens, from 28 June to 1 July 2017. The EAERE 2017 conference was organized by the ICRE8 International Centre for Research on the Environment and the Economy, in cooperation with Athens University of Economics and Business, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the ATHENA Research and Innovation Center. The conference was held under the auspices of the Municipality of Athens, with invaluable support from a number of local sponsors including the ALBA Graduate Business School, John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, the Bank of Greece Climate Change Impacts Study Committee, Gutenberg Publishing House, Katogi Averoff Winery, the Mariolopoulos – Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences, and Kathimerini Newspaper.

Nearly 150 different sessions were held at both the Megaron International Conference Center and ALBA Graduate Business School, on topics ranging from climate change, sustainable development, and environmental policy, to ecosystems and biodiversity, renewable energy, clean technology and greening of the economy. More than 800 economists, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners from 51 countries attended the conference to present and discuss current research and policies related to environmental and resource economics. Although the majority of attendees came from Europe, people from all continents of the world participated, traveling from the United States and countries as far away as Chile, Uruguay, New Zealand, Korea and India.

The conference, which was co-chaired by Prof. Phoebe Koundouri and Prof. Sir Partha Dasgupta and had a local scientific committee composed of Prof. Yannis Ioannidis, Prof. Andreas Papandreou and Prof. Anastasios Xepapadeas, featured keynote addresses from world-renowned experts on vital environmental issues, as well as policy sessions and thematic sessions, and presentation of a large number of research papers in parallel and poster sessions. There was also an exhibition including environment-related publications from Springer Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Environment for Development, University of Chicago Press, and the Environmental Defense Fund, while Elsevier and the journal Nature Sustainability provided generous sponsorships. Evening events at the Parko Eleftherias, the garden of the Academy of Athens and the Ecali Club allowed participants the opportunity to interact informally while enjoying Greek hospitality in attractive natural environments.

EAERE 2017 Programme




Dear Participants,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 23rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 28 June – 1 July 2017, organized by the International Centre for Research on the Environment and the Economy (ICRE8), in collaboration with Athens University of Economics and Business, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and ATHENA Research and Innovation Center.  ICRE8 is a not-for-profit, private Research Centre dedicated to interdisciplinary research on the Environment, Energy, Economy, and Eco-innovations. Its overarching goal is to promote the understanding and implementation of Sustainable Development, as the only non-self-destructive path of socio-economic development. All four of the organizing agencies have a strong commitment to research relating to the environment, climate change, energy, sustainability, and innovation.  

The 2017 EAERE conference will take place at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, situated within walking distance of some of the hottest spots and cultural events in one of the world’s oldest cities. If you are a fan of Ancient Greece, bring along your most comfortable shoes and take a walk through time. A large open-air museum will unfold before your eyes, from the ancient Agora to the nearby Acropolis and Parthenon, to the Temple of Olympic Zeus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus Theater.

Athens is a member of the C40 Cities that are working to advance specific climate actions and foster targeted knowledge sharing. Athens is also a participant in the Resilient Cities Network; while facing a challenging economic policy environment, Athens is working to increase employment, manage climate-change risks, and execute an ambitious urban regeneration plan. In addition, ICRE8 and the Political Economy of Sustainable Development Lab, operating by the Department of Economics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, co-host the Greek chapter of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and are organizing the annual Mediterranean UN SDSN conference in automn 2017.

The European Environment Agency recently awarded Greece blue flags for the quality of its bathing waters at 430 of its beaches, so if you enjoy swimming or water sports, be sure to pack your swimming gear. Some of Greece’s best beaches are just a short drive from the city center, and the nearby Saronic Islands are just a short hop away by “flying dolphin”.

We look forward to seeing you at the 23rd EAERE Conference in Athens!

The Local Organizing Committee



Please click to view the video invitation for 2017 conference that Prof Phoebe Koundouri addressed to EAERE 2016 participants on the 25th of June 2016, during the closing ceremony of the 22nd EAERE conference.




Last update on September 22, 2017