Welcome to the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE), an international association for environmental and natural resources economists.
Founded in 2009, EAAERE is the first international academic organization of environmental economics in Asia. In 2003 the Third World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE) was decided to be held in Japan, in the absence of regional academic association, the Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies in Japan (SEEPS) and several famous environmental economists in Asia were invited to host the Congress. During the preparation for the congress, all the invited economists unanimously agreed that there is a need for a regional association of environmental and resource economics. Therefore, in 2005, the First East Asian Symposium on Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (EASENRE) was held in Beijing. It followed with four Symposiums held in Seoul (2006), Tokyo (2008), Taipei (2009) and Sapporo (2010), respectively. In 2010, the EAAERE was officially founded during the Fifth EASENRE in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Professor Kazuhiro Ueta of Kyoto University was elected as the President of EAAERA, and Professor Il-Chung Kim of Dongguk University and President Daigee Shaw of Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research were elected as the Vice Presidents of EAAERA. During the 2nd Congress of EAAERE which was held in Bandung, Indonesia, 2~4 February 2012, Professor Daigee Shaw of the Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, was elected as the President of EAAERE, and Professor Il-Chung Kim of Dongguk University and Professor Budy Prasetyo Resosudarmo of Australian National University were elected as the Vice Presidents.
The Association is an academic organization dedicated to encouraging the exchange of ideas, research and other professional activities that are of an interdisciplinary nature relating to the economics and management of the environment and natural resources in Asia, particularly in East Asia. EAAERE aims at developing a platform for scholars and economists to exchange ideas and stimulate research, as well as offering opportunities for its members to present the findings of their studies in workshops and conferences.