Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics Association

Welcome to the website of the Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics Association (CREEA); en Francais, Association canadienne d’économie des ressources naturelles et de l’environnement (ACERE).

Here you will find information on upcoming and past annual meetings and workshops, as well as membership and other information about the Association.

The objective of CREEA | ACERE is to provide a forum for researchers and policy analysts in resource and environmental economics to share ideas, questions and research findings. This is achieved primarily by way of an annual conference, usually held on a weekend in late September or early October each year. 

CREEA | ACERE also organizes a small number of sessions at the annual Canadian Economics Association meetings, usually held in early June. 

Association Updates

The call for CREEA|ACERE Fellows Nominations is open until June 30, 2024. Members are encouraged to submit a nomination letter for individuals who have advanced the profession of environmental and resource economics and made significant contributions to CREEA|ACERE and its operations. See the Fellows page for more details.

CREEA|ACERE is organizing an informal dinner at the Canadian Economics Association 58th Annual Meeting in Toronto (May 30 to June 1). To indicate your preference for day and to register, please use this form. Registration will close May 24, 2024.

Save the Date! The CREEA | ACERE 34th Annual Conference will be hosted by UBC-Okanagan in Kelowna, BC on October 18-19, 2024.  More details to come; see the Conference page.

Best Paper and Presentation Prize at the PhD and ECR Workshops

We are pleased to announce the Workshops have a best paper and presentation prize; the winner will receive a copy of Natural Resource Economics by Jon M. Conrad and Daniel Rondeau, published by Cambridge University Press.

Jon M. Conrad and Daniel Rondeau’s Natural Resource Economics provides a foundation for advanced research by presenting required mathematical methods, classic dynamic models for non-renewable and renewable resources, and exploring several contemporary problems. This textbook encourages students to pursue a deeper understanding of the analytics of resource problems and to deploy numerical methods when analytical results prove intractable. 

The combination of analysis, theory and applications will launch the next generation of resource economists, while serving as a useful reference for established researchers.

Find out more about Natural Resource Economics at the Cambridge University Press website,  and an extract is also available to read here.