Workshop Series

As the premier research institute for studying the application of property rights and markets, PERC’s workshop series advance the ideas of free market environmentalism (FME) by exposing more scholars, policy makers, and environmentalists to FME. The workshop series also serves as a means of finding new applications of property rights and markets to environmental issues.

Call for papers: Market Adaptation to Climate Change

The probable failure to regulate carbon emissions, and the possibility of warming even if such regulation does emerge, point to the importance of investigating how we will live with a changing climate.  How will we adapt to climate change? How can we mitigate its harmful effects? How can we exploit its beneficial effects? Should we expect mass migrations from tropical to subtropical areas as warming continues? How does the ability to adapt to climate change vary with latitude and wealth? Where should we expect future humanitarian crises to arise? Can we formulate policies that improve outcomes associated with a warmer world? Of particular interest is the role of individual decision making and market mechanisms in the adaptation process.

The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) will conduct a conference in 2015 investigating market adaptation to climate change. This will be part of PERC’s workshop series on markets, property rights, and the environment, funded by the Searle Freedom Trust.

The conference will be held August 5-7 at the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research on the Stanford campus. PERC is able to provide a travel stipend and an honorarium for all presenters and discussants.  Travel stipends for a small number of observers may also be provided.

Scientific committee:

Daniel Benjamin, Clemson University and PERC
Matthew Turner, Brown University
Matthew Kahn, UCLA
Frank Wolak, Stanford University

Prospective papers should be submitted to no later than April 15, 2015.

Receipt of papers will be acknowledged within 72 hours. Decisions will be made by approximately May 1, 2015.

Past Workshops

Law & Economics Center

LEC-PERC Workshop on Environmental Economics for Law Professors

October 2-6, 2013

This workshop will bring together law professors from across the country for a three-day event designed to teach the basic principles of economics and how to apply those principles to a variety of topics taught in environmental, natural resource, and property law courses.

Fish hauled onto a boat

Tackling the Global Fisheries Challenge

November 14-15, 2012

For this workshop, contributors and participants step back and consider the governance framework and challenges of these fisheries.

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