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 Program for the 33rd Annual CREEA conference in Ottawa is now posted. Conference dates are  October 13-15, 2023, with a welcome reception on October 12th. The Annual General Meeting will also take place at the conference on October 14.

Voting is now open for the position of Councillor (2023-2026). Association members can vote via electronic ballot. Voting will remain open until October 12, 2023 at 10 pm ET.

The Association has yet to receive self-nominations for the position of Chair-Designate/Chair/Past Chair. The self-nomination process remains open. The responsibilities are to organize the ECR Workshop in the first year, chair the CREEA conference in the second year, and organize the CREEA sessions at the CEA annual conference as past chair. To self-nominate, please send an expression of interest and a bio to; we will also consider nominations from the floor at the AGM.

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.