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22nd Ulvön Conference on Environmental Economics

16-18 June, 2015, Ulvön, Sweden

Photo Mattias Vesterberg
From the left: Rolf Färe, Astrid Kander, Chris Böhringer and Rick Van der Ploeg. Photo Mattias Vesterberg

Tuesday June 16th Wednesday June 17th Thursday June 18th
Optimal Climate Policy with Gradual Damages and Tipping Points, pdfPART I, pdfPART II, Rick Van der Ploeg pdfNational greenhouse-gas accounting for effective climate policy on international trade, Astrid Kander pdfDo households' perception on tree planting for wood energy production in the developing countries matter?, Yusuph Kulindwa
pdfWhen not in the best of worlds: uncertainty and forest carbon sequestration, Anders Vesterberg pdfConnectivity at a cost: Economic dynamics of connectivity restoration, Jesper Stage pdfInertia risk, towards an improved model of catastrophic risk, Eric Naevdal 
pdfDiscounting Disentangled: An Expert Survey on the Determinants of the Long-Term Social Discount Rate, Frikk Nesje pdfA choice experiment approach to analyzing preferences for Flood Risk Reduction; the case of the Gothenburg region, Elin Spegel The hourly income elasticity of electricity, Mattias Vesterberg
Resource extraction under the risk of revolution, Karolina Ryszka pdfWhen financial imperfections are not the problem but the solution, Maria Arvaniti pdfUnilateral Climate Policies: Challlenges, Designs, and Implications, Chris Böhringer
Evaluating Environmental Policy Implemented Through Public Procurement: An indirect inference approach and illustration, David Sundström pdfEnvironmental Policy and the Size Distribution of Firms, Jessica Coria  
pdfDoes the number of alternatives matter for stated preferences?, Ewa Zawojska pdfThe Law of Diminishing Returns and other variations on the Weierstrass Theorem, Rolf Färe  
pdfImpact of varying social norm information on respondents' preferences for waste sorting at household level, Katarzyna Zagórska pdfTrading-off high-yields and outbreaks of diseases - shall we believe that monopolies in seed markets can be welfare enhancing?, Sylwia Bialek  
  pdfPrecision of travel cost measures in estimation the recreation demand: the case of Šumava national park, Katerina Kaprova  
  pdfEnvironmental investment, energy efficiency and environmental performance: A network approach, Moriah Bostian  


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The main purpose of the Ulvön Conference on Environmental Economics is to provide a forum for the dissemination of high quality research in environmental economics. Ulvön is a small, attractive fishing hamlet, located on the Swedish east-coast, approximately 500 km North of Stockholm. The number of conference participants is typically about 30. A key purpose of the Ulvön meetings is to provide an opportunity for PhD students to interact with leading researchers in their field of specialization. You can find information about earlier meetings via this link.

Speakers include:

Chris Böhringer, ZEW, University of Oldenburg
Rolf Färe, Oregon State University
Astrid Kander, Lund University 
Rick Van der Ploeg, Oxford

There is a conference fee of 400 EUR, which includes food, lodging and all transportation to and from the relevant airports (either Örnsköldsvik (OER) or Umeå (UME)). The times to get on the bus (trip begins in Umeå and then proceeds southbound to Örnsköldsvik) and the return trip times are listed here. Students may apply for being exempted from the fee, if they present a paper. We are constrained by limitations at the site. If the capacity constraints are exceeded, the organizing committee will accept papers based on timeliness and quality (both parameters have positive weights in the decision function, so the earlier the better). Suggested presentations for this session can be submitted through the regular submission page. Provide a title (and abstract) for a suggested presentation when you register. Abstract deadline is 15 May, 2015. We encourage electronic submission of manuscripts.

Register here

Given the previous proportion of "no-shows", the following incentive-program has been imposed. The conference fee has to be pre-paid. An accepted student paper translates to a complete rebate of the fee on personal appearance. The conference fee will be returned under one additional condition, namely that we find no space for your paper in the program. A student without paper will have 75% of the fee returned. In addition, if your fee is not registered in our account before June 2nd 2015 (any proof of transaction before 1 June will also do) we interpret this as a cancellation.

Selected papers will be refereed for a special issue of Journal of Forest Economics

Get on the bus:

08.00 Bus from the Umeå Plaza Hotel
09.30 Bus from Örnsköldsvik Bus station
10.30 Boat from Docksta to Ulvön

On the way back:

12.30 Departure by boat to Docksta
13.15 Bus to Örnsköldsvik/Umeå
14.00 Arrival at Örnsköldsvik Bus station
15.30 Arrival at Umeå Airport