Session on Economics of Transitions to Sustainability at EAERE

There will be a special session Economics of Transitions to Sustainability on   the 17th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and    Resource Economists (EAERE), to be held in Amsterdam, June 24-27, 2009. The   session, organised by KSI member Jeroen van den Bergh (ICREA, UAB and VU),   departs from the claim that transition management requires an approach that   differs from the economic view on environmental policy. Although mainstream   economics seems to conflict in certain ways with the approach called for by many   involved in transition research, it certainly has something to offer to the   study of transitions. Indeed, various sub-disciplines of economics have   generated a wealth of concepts, theories and empirical methods that are   potentially suitable for use and elaboration in the context of 'transition   research'. Studies on economic development, long waves, conflict resolution,   public investments, and transitions from communist to market-democracy systems   seem especially relevant to the study of sustainability transitions.    We invite authors to submit papers for this special session. More info at   the conference website.