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

Registration for the 32nd annual conference is now open, which will take place September 30 to October 2, 2022. The conference is hosted by the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

Congratulations to Bianca Ravani Cecato of UBC for winning the best paper and presentation prize at the CREEA Early Career Researcher Workshop for her paper "Newspapers, Information and Enforcement of Environmental Laws"!

The 2021 CREEA|ACERE Fellows were announced on Oct. 1. Congratulations to Trudy Ann Cameron and Gérard Gaudet for their achievements!

Congratulations to Tatiana Zarate Barerra from UBC for winning the Lasserre-Renzetti Prize at CREEA 2021 for her paper "Air Pollution and Crime: Evidence from Mexico City"!

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.