The European Environmental Agency sets pollution exposure standards in its EU’s air quality directives (2008/50/EC, 2004/107/EC). These standards should not be exceeded in a given period of time. If they are nevertheless exceeded, then European governments have to find ways to act and reduce the pollutants. What is very surprising is that the EU target values are much lower than the World Health Organization guidelines. What is going on?

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In this blog post I give you a very brief idea about what I, as an editor, want to see when I receive a referee report. This is my own personal view, but I know it is shared by many other editors out there. So here is a brief guideline what to do and what not to do.

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View Table of Contents for Journal of Public Economic Theory volume 21 issue 5

I am happy to announce that my paper entitled “The importance of considering optimal government policy when social norms matter for the private provision of public goods“, co-authored with Guy Meunier from INRA, is forthcoming in the journal Journal of Public Economic Theory.

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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

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