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 and the University of Exeter Business School.




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


Papers invited on: (Applications now open; please download application form here - LEEPin2019 application form)

  • 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




Logistical information:

  • Accommodation can be booked on campus for any combination of the below dates (further details and booking arrangements will be avaialble early 2019):
    • Sunday 23rd June 2019
    • Monday 24th June 2019
    • Tuesday 25th June 2019 
  • Food will be available throughout the event and a dinner will be held on the evening of Monday 24th June 2019
  • 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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