Updated August 25, 2021

Welcome back, pERE community!

The program in Environmental and Resource Economics seminar has run every week for decades. After a pandemic-induced virtual format last spring, we are in a hybrid format this semester and joining forces with IPAD (International Policy and Development Workshop). We strongly encourage those who are able and willing to meet in-person in room 446 Mumford Hall. Zoom access is also available. 

1) Starting August 25th, the pERE-IPAD seminar will be held in room 446 Mumford Hall and via zoom every Thursday from 12-1. Put it on your calendar! 

2) If you are interested in giving a talk, contact Chang Cai at ccai5@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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