I am really having a hard time these days to continue to believe what I read in the press. There are two reasons for this. One, lots of journalists are simply not well-informed about what they are writing about and copy-paste or collect too quickly from other sources without fact-checking. Two, the press becomes more and more a partisan platform for media moguls and their parties. In order to restore trust and objectivity in the press, do we need to regulate the press?

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I am pleased to announce the 11th edition of the IRMBAM conference, which will be organized from the 4-5th July 2020 in lovely Nice, France. As usual, Eric Strobl, Cees Withagen and myself will be organizing the environmental economics sub-conference at this event. We invited Geir Asheim and Pietro Peretto as keynote speaker in our sub-conference. Our aim for this sub-conference is to organize, just like in the last years, a high quality workshop-like, end of year celebration in a friendly atmosphere that thrives on interaction, discussion and comments that start in the early morning with the first presentation and finish in the late night at the bar or beach. We hope to see you all there!

important: when you submit your paper, please be sure to submit it to the Subconference in Environmental Economics, otherwise your paper will not show up in our subconference.

Please help us spread the word and save the day!

Important Dates
Submission deadline (full paper) 22 March 2020 (midnight Paris time)
Notification of review results April 2020
Registration deadline 17 May 2020
Conference event 2-4 July 2020

I am pleased to announce the 8th edition of the ISEFI 2020 conference on environment and energy finance issues, which will be organized from the 28-29 May 2020 in Paris. Lutz Kilian and Till Requate will be the keynote speakers. As usual, Eric Strobl, Cees Withagen and myself will be taking care of the environmental economics part of the conference. We will be happy to have you in Paris. Please help us spread the word and save the day!

February 29, 2020: Submission deadline
March 20, 2020: Notification of acceptance/rejection
April 20, 2020: Registration deadline 
May 28-29, 2020: Symposium event

I am very happy to announce that my article entitled “Climate Policy Must Favor Mitigation Over Adaptation” is forthcoming in the journal Environmental & Resource Economics. The main message is the following:

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I just got the news that Martin Weitzman passed away the 27th of August at the age of 77. His articles have always been ground breaking and his research questions have profoundly shaped most of my colleagues’ and my thinking in environmental economics. His research will continue to inspire the next generations of environmental economists. I hope to find some time soon to do him more justice in an extensive post.

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