LEEPin2019: The LEEP Institute's Meeting of International Excellence in Environmental and Resource Economics


Monday 24th June 2019 (Open at 12:00)

Tuesday 25th June 2019 (Close at 15:30)


Location: University of Exeter Business School, Exeter, Devon, UK





LEEP’s inaugural conference will showcase the very best research at the cutting edge of environmental and resource economics, spread over two days in the run-up to the EAERE annual conference in Manchester. The conference will feature plenary sessions from a range of high profile speakers, as well as contributed talks and posters, on a range of topics, using a broad suite of methods.

This conference is organised with the support of EAERE, the Royal Economic Society, University of Exeter Business School and Professor Janice Kay CBE (Provost, University of Exeter).




Keynote speakers include:

  • Stephen Polasky, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Catherine Kling, Iowa State University, USA
  • Paul Ferraro, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Georgina Mace, University College London, UK
  • Ian Bateman, University of Exeter, UK
  • Graham Loomes, University of Warwick, UK
  • Brett Day, University of Exeter, UK
  • Christian Vossler, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Nicholas Hanley, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Roger Von Haefen, North Carolina State University, USA 
  • Richard Carson, University of California, USA


Papers invited on: (Applications closed)

  • Mechanism design and Payments for Ecosystem Services
  • Resource management
  • Applied behavioural economics
  • Non-market valuation
  • Spatial and temporal issues, and integrated modelling approaches
  • Economic insights to improve Government policy
  • Applications of a range of methods – including field and laboratory experiments, RCTs and applied econometrics – are encouraged


Registration now closed - we are pleased to say that through generous sponsorship from EAERE, The Royal Economic Society, University of Exeter Business School and Professor Janice Kay CBE (Provost, University of Exeter), we have been able to ensure that there is no conference fee.


Logistical information:

  • Lunch will be provided on both days
  • Onward travel to EAERE 2019 (Manchester):
    • There is a regular train service from Exeter St. David's station to Manchester station. Further infiormation can be found here
    • Flights are also available between Exeter and Manchester airports. Further information is available here

For further information, please contact - LEEP@exeter.ac.uk 

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