This year, the ZEW Research Department “Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” will again present its latest findings in the field of environmental economics at the annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE). The portfolio is complemented by a presentation from the “Digital Economy” department. 13 ZEW researchers will present their results at the digital conference, which takes place from 23 to 25 June 2021.

In a total of 13 contributions, the ZEW researchers deal, among other things, with the social impacts of environmental policy measures, questions of subsidising low-emission technologies, the influences of climate policy regulations on German industry, how different social groups are affected by the consequences of climate change, and the optimal design of incentive systems to achieve effective climate protection.

This broad spectrum of topics was covered by the following works:

  • Pei Huang and Kenneth Gillingham: “Air Pollution, Health, and Racial Disparities: Evidence from Ports”
  • Madeline Werthschulte: “Congestion, Stress and its Effect on Moral Decision-Making”
  • Bettina Chlond, Martin Kesternich and Timo Goeschl: “Subsidizing Appliance Replacement in Low-Income Households”
  • Elisa Rottner: “What Drives Carbon Emissions in German Manufacturing: Scale, Technique or Composition?”
  • Daniel Osberghaus: “Heat Vulnerability and Adaptation of Low-Income Households in Germany”
  • Claire Gavard: “Supporting Residential Energy Conservation Under Constrained Public Budget: Cost-Effectiveness and Redistribution Analysis of Public Financial Schemes in France”
  • Carlo Gallier: “Endogenous Sanctioning Institutions in Public Goods Games“
  • Jan Abrell and Mirjam Kosch: “The Impact of Carbon Prices on Renewable Energy Support”
  • Martin Kesternich und Lara Bartels, “Do Municipal Climate Protection Activities Interfere with Individual Engagement?”
  • Lara Bartels and Martin Kesternich: “The Demand for Voluntary Carbon Sequestration – Experimental Evidence from a Reforestation Project in Germany”
  • Marius Alt: “Committing to Behave Pro-Environmentally: An Assessment of Time and Regulated-Size Effects on the Demand for Environmental Regulation”
  • Oliver Kalsbach and Sebastian Rausch: “A Single Carbon Price: Really?”
  • Janna Axenbeck and Thomas Niebel from ZEW's Digital Economy department: “Climate Protection Potentials of Digitalized Production Processes: Microeconometric Evidence?”
  • Florian Landis, Sebastian Rausch and Gustav Fredriksson: “Distributional and Efficiency Impacts of Higher EU Climate Targets“

This year’s conference accessible online with reduced registration fee

As in 2020, this year’s conference will again be held digitally due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will welcome several hundred participants, including many renowned economists. For those interested, the digital presentations of the EAERE conference will be accessible after registration and payment of a reduced participation fee. The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) is an international scientific association with approximately 1,200 members from over 60 countries from Europe and beyond. The association organises an annual conference in order to give its members the opportunity to network, exchange ideas and discuss a wide range of current topics in environmental and resource economics.