Some Useful websites for environmental economists (URLs correct as of August 2019)


European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Australian Association of Agricultural and Resource Economists

BioEcon network (jobs, conferences, and research on the economics of biodiversity)

International Society for Ecological Economics 

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (US)

La RED IBEROAMERICANA DE ECONOMÍA ECOLÓGICA (Ibero-American Network of Environmental Economics)   

Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (Japan)   

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics   

UK Network of Environmental Economists

Asociación de Economía Ecológica en España – ECOECOES (Spanish Environmental Economics Association)

Asociatión Hispano-Portuguesa de Economía de los Recursos Naturales y Ambientales - AERNA (Hispano-Portuguese Association for Resource and Environmental Economics)

The Latin American and Caribbean Association of Environmental and Resource Economists - ALEAR (Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Economistas Ambientales y de Recursos Naturales)

CREE –The Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics Study Group

The East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAAERE)    

C-FARE – The council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics   

NZARES – New Zealand Agricultural & Resource Economics Society  

NAREA – The North-eastern Agricultural & Resource Economics Association  


Search for journal articles and conference papers

Massive database of discussion papers in all areas of economics.

Social Science Research Network - search for journal articles and working papers   


Environmental Economics blog by Tim Haab and John Whitehead   

Robert Stavin’s blog on an economic view of the environment   

Environmental Valuation & Cost-Benefit News  

Environmental and Urban Economics by Matthew Kahn and Cong Sun   

Greed, Green & Grains: Economics, Environment & Agriculture by Michael Roberts  

Ecology and Economics: Cross-Disciplinary Thoughts by Dave Iverson  

Data sources

World Bank Environment data

Trends in carbon trading globally:

Map of countries with carbon taxes globally:

International research on biodiversity decline:

Government environmental agencies and environment ministries

The World Bank. Look at their Environment topic section.

US Environmental Protection Agency – the main federal regulator. Also includes access to research papers by EPA staff.

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (Canada)

European Commission – links to EU Ministries, Agencies involved in Environmental Economics  

European Commission website with many studies on applying environmental economics to policy analysis. 

European Commission website on regulatory analysis framework, including CBA.

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency

UK Department for the Environment

UK Department of Energy and Climate Change

General website on environmental policy in Scotland

Policy relevant research sites

Resources for the Future website – great for policy analysis in environment, energy, and natural resources

General research on biodiversity, including Payment for Ecosystem Services

On trading incentives for environmental quality

Nordic Council of Minsters study on Payment for Ecosystem Services schemes

Centre for Blue Economy website on marine economics

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei - Italy’s non-profit research institution focused on studying sustainable development and global governance.   

Brookings Institution: Environment and Energy

PERC: Property and Environment Research Center  

Center for Environmental and Resource Economics, Umeå University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences    

Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics (Sweden)   

Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa

Specific environmental regulation and management sites

European Commission site on the Water Framework Directive

Website of UK climate impacts programme

European Commission website on chemicals regulation.

Murray darling Basin Commission in Australia, looking at multiple uses of a very major water resource.

Environmental valuation

UK National Ecosystems Assessment website

EVRI data base of valuation studies

Map of countries with carbon taxes globally:

International research on biodiversity decline: