Updated August 28, 2020

Welcome back, pERE community!

The program in Environmental and Resource Economics seminar has run every week for decades. After a pandemic-induced break last spring, we are back in virtual space for the fall!

1) Starting August 24, the pERE seminar will be held via zoom every Monday from 12-1 Put it on your calendar!

2) If you are interested in giving a talk, contact Amy Ando at amyando@illinois as soon as possible! We are a friendly and constructive community – you can present polished work or new ideas you want comments on.

Who should give a talk?

  • Third year ACE PhD students who want to present their completed second year papers
  • PhD students or postdocs who want to go on the job market this year, and so should give a practice job talk
  • Any student or faculty member who has work in progress they would like some feedback on.

Once we know who wants to give talks, we’ll decide what to do with the other weekly times. If you have suggestions, let us know.


The pERE team


The program in Environmental and Resource Economics explores the relationships between environmental quality, economic prosperity, and human behavior. Students and faculty from departments across the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are using economics to analyze policy regarding some of today’s most critical environmental and natural resource issues.

pERE offers courses, seminars and an opportunity to work and study in a vibrant community of some of the nation’s leading scholars in environmental and resource economics. Its faculty serve on major government advisory bodies, editorial boards, and have been visiting scholars at universities around the globe. Their expertise ranges from environmental law and regulatory policy to advanced methods for the analysis of ecological-economic problems.

A weekly pERE graduate seminar provides students and faculty the opportunity to obtain feedback on work in progress and brings outside speakers in to present to the group. Courses offered through the program in environmental and resource economics cover modern economic theory and its application to problems in environmental regulation, environmental quality, and natural resource management.

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