Annual Conference 2004: Environmental Economics:Institutions, Competition, Rationality
From: 2004-09-17 to: 2004-09-18
Place: Wuppertal, Germany
The principle objective of the conference is to encourage economic research and to strengthen contact between applied and academic economics. Young researchers and professionals with a background in economics or related disciplines are invited to share their results, views, and experiences.
The interrelation of environmental and economic issues represents one of the most demanding challenges both for policy makers and economists. In the face of continuing environmental degradation both in industrialised and developing countries, this environmental issue remains very topical. At the same time, the current problems of the world economy underline the demand of integrating issues of economic welfare and the workability of competitive markets. Transforming industries and societies towards sustainable development remains a challenging task for research.
Although environmental economics has become a well-established discipline within economics and much research has been done in the past two decades, methodological issues are now at stake. This is because
- recent methods and fields of economics, like institutional and competition (industrial) economics, are only rarely considered within environmental economics and
- some of the prevailing and emerging environmental problems may need new methodological tools for economic analysis.
Therefore, this conference attempts to systematically explore new methodological frontiers. Topics will include analysis on how to bring institutions into environmental economics as well as the implications of modern evolutionary theories of competition. Also the application of new theories of human behaviour, governance theories and the analysis of their implications for environmental policy problems are demanding tasks for research, which may also require interdisciplinary analysis. Furthermore, the challenging task of bridging the analytical gap to new insights of environmental research represents a major topic of this conference.
The announced conference welcomes contributions on all facets of these issues, especially including papers on:
- the interrelation of environmental and institutional economics.
- environmental economics, industrial organization, and evolutionary market competition.
- international environmental governance beyond the state.
- the economics of federalism in environmental policy: states and laws between competition and harmonization.
- environmental management “under the shadow of the law”: analysis of a public role for the private sector.
- new insights from environmental research and consequences for economic analysis: land economics, material flows economics (…).
- new concepts of rationality in environmental economics (“homo sustinens”): what changes?
- rationality and policy instruments: economic and legal incentives for sustainable behaviour.
- new modelling approaches in environmental economics.
The conference is addressed to senior researchers, post-docs, recently graduated students, and professionals from business, government or non-governmental institutions. We encourage especially junior scholars to submit papers.
The Annual Conference will be held at the Wuppertal Institute, Wuppertal in Germany. The institute is located in short walking distance from Wuppertal main station.
Tentative Programme (as of August 2004)
Friday, September 17
Dr. Michael Stierle (INFER)
Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz / Dr. Oliver Budzinski (Organizers)
Prof. Dr. Peter Hennicke (Wuppertal Institute)
15.00–16.00 Keynote Speech Prof. Dr. Frank Convery (University College Dublin, Ireland)
16.00 Coffee Break
16.30–17.30 Keynote Speech Dr. Manfred Bergmann (European Commission, DG ECFIN)
"The Effects of Environmental Policy on the Competitiveness of European Business"
17.30–19.00 Parallel Sessions
Session 1 – Room A Environmental Federalism
Session 2 – Room B Governance of the Corporate Sector
Saturday, September 18
9.00–10.00 Plenary Speeches “New Visions of Rationality”
Prof. Dr. Frank Beckenbach (University of Kassel, Germany):
"Conceptualizing a Realistic Agent in Environmental Economics"
PD Dr. Markus Pasche (University of Jena, Germany):
„Voluntary Commitment to Environmental Protection: A Bounded Rationality Approach“
10.00 Coffee Break
10.15–11.30 Parallel Sessions
Session 3 – Room A Developing Countries
Session 4 – Room B Rationality and Behavioural Issues
Session 5 – Room C Competition and Trade
11.30 Coffee Break
11.45–13.00 Parallel Sessions
Session 6 – Room A Environmental Policy
Session 7 – Room B Energy Markets
Session 8 – Room C Land Use and Biodiversity
14.00–14.30 Farewell Speech Prof. Dr. Jürgen Backhaus (University of Erfurt, Germany)
“Designing Institutions for Rational Sustainable Policy”
14.30 Closure / End of Conference
Publication of papers
The selection of papers presented at the conference will be published in a conference volume in November 2004. The registration fee for speakers includes one free copy of the conference volume for each presented paper.
Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz / Wuppertal Institute and College of Europe, Brugge, Dr. Oliver Budzinski / University of Marburg, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
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