About the Workshop

The Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) is excited to host the 2016 Workshop on the Economics of Changing Coastal Resources: the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems. The workshop is designed to improve understanding of changing coastal resources by synthesizing insights across different lines of economics research and launch an applied economics research program focused on coastal and marine resource management issues & the nexus of food, energy, and water systems. These systems face a variety of economic, social, and environmental challenges and opportunities. For example, the demand for, and supply of, food, energy, and water depends on human settlement patterns and the development and use of new infrastructures and technologies.  A changing climate also influences the competitiveness of natural resource industries, the viability of long-standing cultural traditions, and the sustainability of ecological and social systems. By bringing together economists studying diverse aspects of coastal resources, this workshop strives to build a fundamental knowledge base and research network responsive to the growing calls for research of innovations at the nexus of food, energy, and water systems.

The 2016 workshop will be held on June 21-22 at the Bar Harbor Regency Hotel in Bar Harbor, Maine immediately after the NAREA Annual Meeting on June 19-21.  The Workshop may be attended alone or in combination with the NAREA Annual Meeting.

The workshop will include addresses from recognized experts in the field, selected paper presentations chosen on the basis of submitted abstracts, and in-depth working sessions. A special issue of the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (ARER) will be published in August 2017 from workshop papers accepted after an expedited version of the journal's peer-review process.

Depending on the availability of funding, the Workshop will cover the publication charges ($1,500) and also provide an $800 honorarium to the presenting author (up to a maximum of 12) upon successful completion of their submission of their paper to ARER. The Workshop is supported from a variety of sources.