The 8th EAAERE, 2019

The 8th Congress of the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE)

August 2-4, 2019 Beijing

Green Transition: Towards a Sustainable Future

First Call for Papers

It is our privilege to invite you to submit theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of environmental and natural resource economics to the 8th Congress of the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE), which will be held in Beijing between August 2nd and 4th in 2019.

After the previous seven Congresses held in Hokkaido (2010), Bandung (2012), Huangsan (2013), Busan (2014), Taipei (2015), Fukuoka (2016) and Singapore (2017), colleagues around the world are welcome to attend the 8th Congress in Beijing in the summer of 2019. The College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE) at Peking University (PKU) and Chinese Association of Environmental and Resources Economists (CAERE) will co-host the 8th EAAERE Congress, and also jointly hosted by Monsoon Asia Integrated Research for Sustainability-Future Earth (MAIRES-FE) at PKU, the School of Environment at Renmin University of China and Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning.

The Main Theme

The main theme of the 8th Congress of the EAAERE is “Green Transition: Towards a Sustainable Future”.

The current world is in a critical stage of transition while facing various challenges of climate and global change, pollution and health impacts, resources depletion and poverty alleviation, trade and environment etc. The transition for seeking a balancing and reconciling nature and human, environment and development is critical for a sustainable Asia and world. Responding to the emerging and changing environment, development and social status, the human society has been making continuous efforts to transform its industry, economy and society to a more green and sustainable ones. The environmental and resources economics has become more widely acknowledged for supporting the transition, both academically and practically.

In this 8th Congress, we invite members and colleagues to share and discuss research findings in all areas related to the main theme. We believe the knowledge generated by the efforts of environmental and resources economists will contribute more insights and workable solutions to these problems and challenges. In addition to the technical and academic interests in environmental economics, the 8th Congress also likes to encourage discussions on the policy relevance of the research findings, which can make us have a better and deeper understanding of future scenarios as well as the design of policy instruments.

The thematic sessions will cover but not limited to: climate and global change, environment and health, urban and regional sustainable development, ecosystem and resources management, green growth, valuation, cost-benefit analysis, policy instruments and governance, environmental risk assessment and uncertainty, rural development and food safety, integrated assessment of energy-environment-economy, trade and environment, and green accounting.

Guidelines for Submissions

The 8th Congress of the EAAERE will be composed of thematic sessions, contributing paper sessions, and poster sessions. Submissions relevant to the main theme are strongly encouraged.

  •  To submit papers, the authors are required to provide an abstract no more than four pages for the contributing paper session (regular session). An abstract should include the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s), objectives, methods adopted, the major findings and references. Multiple submissions are allowed, but may only one paper will be accepted in the review process.
  • To submit a proposal to organize a thematic session, three papers connected by a unifying theme are required. The theme should be of interest to a broad collection of researchers on environmental and resource economics and policy studies. We hope that the papers to be presented at the thematic sessions are inspiring and have robust scientific foundations. The various sessions will run in parallel during the same time slot at the 8th Congress of the EAAERE. The authors are required to provide an abstract of no more than four pages, as in the regular session. The organizer(s) of a thematic session, after confirming the submission of all the abstracts in the session, should organize the abstracts into a thematic session. They should also send a proposal titled “Thematic Session,” which contains: (a) name(s) of the organizer(s); (b) the title of the proposal; (c) a short description of the theme, including the motivation(s) and an explanation about how papers in this session individually and jointly contribute to the theme; and (d) titles and author names directly to the chair of program committee.

The organizer(s) must attend the 8th Congress, and chair the proposed thematic session. In addition, the organizer(s) should ensure that all the nominated participants in the proposed thematic session are aware of and abide by the rules. There is no financial support for any thematic session, and all the participants are required to pay registration fee.

  • To submit a paper for the poster sessions, the author(s) are required to provide an abstract within three pages that includes the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s), objectives, methods adopted, and the (expected) major findings. The requirement for the formatting of the poster will be provided later.


Important Dates

·       The deadline for submitting an abstract or a proposal is April 1, 2019.

·       Notification of the reviewing outcome is May 15, 2019.

·       The deadline for annual membership fee payment for presenters is May 31, 2019

·       The deadline for registration for presenters and early-bird registration is May 31, 2019.

·       The deadline for a full-paper submission in all sessions is June 6, 2019.

·       The deadline for registration for all the participants is July 10, 2019.

You can submit a paper or a proposal at the conference website: (The website is under construction and will be released soon.)

Scientific Committee Chair

Hong, Jong Ho, Vice President of EAAERE

Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Environmental Studies

Director, Asian Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainability

Seoul National University, Korea


Co-Chair: WANG, Hua, President of Chinese Association of Environmental and Resources Economists (CAERE);

Local Organizing Committee Chair

ZHANG, Shiqiu, President of EAAERE

Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE)

Peking University, Beijing, China

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LOC Co Chair: Jian Wu, Renmin University; Chazhong Ge, Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning; Akihisa Mori, Secretary General and Director, The East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics Inc.


The Friendships Hotel ( is the official provider of hotel rooms for congress delegates. A number of hotel rooms in different price categories have been pre-booked for the event, however, the pre-booked hotel rooms are limited, you are encouraged to book as early as possible. More information on registration, registration fee, membership, hotel booking, accommodations, programs, visa, social events will be available on the congress website later (; AND, )

Registration Fee 

l  More information regarding the registration fee both for early and late registration, will be available later at the conference websites: