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LEEPout seminar series

The LEEP Institute’s webinar programme of international excellence in environmental and resource economics


The Exeter LEEPout webinar series is a monthly seminar series hosted by The Land, Environment, Economics, and Policy Institute at the University of Exeter. Following the success of the LEEPin2019 conference, and given the current environment, the LEEPout series is designed as a platform for the very best researchers to showcase their work at the cutting edge of environmental and resource economics.


Webinars will occur once a month (usually the third Wednesday or Thursday) at 4pm UK (5pm Central Europe, 8am Pacific, 11am Eastern)

How to participate

Upcoming talks are detailed below. To join the webinar you must register in advance of each talk. Registration is organised through Eventbrite, and there are links below the description of each talk to the specific Eventbrite page.

Joining details and instructions will be distributed at least an hour before each talk to those that have registered through Eventbrite.

Want to hear about upcoming talks?

Eventbrite registration and details of upcoming talks will first be announced through our mailing list and you are able to subscribe to our mailing list via MailChimp.

You can also register your interest via email to

Thursday 10th September, 4pm UK (5pm Central Europe, 8am Pacific, 11am Eastern)

Vic Adamowicz: Vic is a Professor and Vice Dean at the Department of Reserouce Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on valuation of the environment, consumer choice, and market based instruments for environmental conservation. Vic’s work has been cited nearly 20,000 times, and been published in several top economic and science journals, including Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.


Date to be confirmed

Gretchen Daily: Gretchen is the Bing Professor of Environmental Science at Stanford University, as well as the Director of both the Center for Conservation Biology and the Natural Capital Project. Her research primarily focuses on how resources can be better managed for both biodiversity and people, and particularly on quantifying the flows or ecosystem services and stocks of natural capital across the landscape. There are few recognitions Gretchen has not been honoured with: she is a Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the 2020 Tyler Prize Laureate, and a member of the LEEP Advisory Board. Her work has been published in all of the top journals including Nature, Science, and Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences

Corbett Grainger: “The Impact of Air Pollution on Labor Supply in China” (with M. Fa.n)

Corbett is an Associate Professor in the Ag & Applied Economics Department at University of Wisconsin. His research focuses on understanding the distributional effects of regulations, property rights and institutions as well as the political economy of environmental and natural resource policy. Applications include ambient air pollution, climate change and rights-based management of marine fisheries. His research has appeared in many of the top economics journals, including AEA Papers & Proceedings, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 

Thomas SternerThomas is a Professor at the University of Gothenburg where he has built a large Environmental Economics Unit.

He is a former president of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (2008-9), and was employed 2012-3, as the Chief Economist at the Environmental Defence Fund. Thomas was also a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC AR5 2010-2015 and sits on the council which will evaluate the 10bn€ French Green Bond program – the world’s largest such scheme. His academic publications have appeared in top journals including Nature, Science, and Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

Other environmental economics seminars

We also want to draw your attention to two further environmental economics seminar series organised by other intuitions.

  • GoSee seminars present 3-4 papers on a single theme within environmental economics in two hour sessions which typically run every other Wednesday, further information is available on their website here.
  • The SWELL series is a weekly one hour seminar on issues related to water economics each Tuesday – further information on those is available here.