On October 5th University of Wyoming’s Economics Professor Jason Shogren receives an honorary doctorate from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Following the Doctorial lecture on October 4th in Uppsala, Shogren will visit SLU’s Umeå Campus and CERE to amongst other things, hold a lecture at the SLU library on the 8th of October at 13.00 (1.00 PM) 

Jason Shogren Photo: Ton KoeneJason Shogren is the Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Economics at the University of Wyoming, USA. Professor Shogren’s world-renowned research has been a backbone to the emergence and implementation of the bioeconomy as a pathway to achieve sustainable development goals. Among his many accolades, he is a fellow of the American Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics. He served as Senior Economist for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy at the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1997, was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - which was co-recipient of a Nobel Peace prize in 2007, and was the 2012 Royal Guest Professor of Sweden's King Carl Gustaf XVI at Umeå University (UmU).

Professor Shogren has a longstanding friendship with CERE, SLU and UmU. His contacts and service to SLU are substantial and merited this much-earned recognition. His interactions with SLU faculty have led to numerous scholarly accomplishments. He has coauthored manuscripts with CERE faculty and invited contribution to books of his editorship published by Elsevier and Praeger. He has been a guest instructor at the SLU Department of Forest Economics in addition to serving as an opponent to Ph.D. candidates. His leadership and support to the SLU Forest Science faculty have been instrumental to the creation of CERE. Most recently, he was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Ulvön Conference on Environmental Economics.

Members and friends of CERE celebrate this honorary degree presented to a dear and supportive colleague and friend. Congratulations Jason!

More details on the award and ceremony are available here

Jason Shogren Photo: Ton Koene

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