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Welcome to the first seminar  LAERE - EfD  - Input Efficiency, Technology Adoption and Disadoption: Two RCTs on Water Saving Technologies

This coming wednesday, March 3rd, we will offer our first Seminar LAERE-EfD. In this opportunity, Francisco Alpízar will present "Input efficiency technology adoption and disadoption: Two RCTs on water saving technologies".


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For prospective graduate students interested in

  • environment & development economics;
  • socio-hydrological modeling;
  • forest ecosystem services;
  • deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.

Announcing an RA position for a PhD student in the economics track of Forestry & Environmental Resources at NC State University, starting in August 2021. The student in this position will support the interdisciplinary and international project “Connections between Water and Rural Production: Sociohydrological Systems on a Tropical Forest Frontier,” funded by NSF and led at NC State by Dr. Erin Sills.

The student in this position will pursue a PhD in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and may also become a student affiliate of the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy.

Required: masters degree in relevant field; econometrics or statistics and data management skills; coursework in microeconomics; ability to communicate and cooperate with interdisciplinary and international team of scientists

Preferred: familiarity with STATA and GIS; ability to read Portuguese (possibly based on knowledge of Spanish); and interest in issues at the interface of environment and development, including tropical deforestation

Benefits: annual stipend of $20,000, tuition, and health insurance for three years; travel to participate in project meeting at partner university and to present results at a conference in the US

To apply: email an expression of interest and resume to Dr. Sills, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; submit an application (including GRE scores and TOEFL if relevant) to the graduate school at NC State University. Women and underrepresented minorities are encourage to apply. All applications received by February 15, 2021 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

More information: Join us for Graduate Virtual Open House to discover how the NC State College of Natural Resources can help you invest in your future and take your career to the next level! On both dates (12/1 and 12/2), sessions will be offered between 4 – 6:30 p.m. EST. To register,  fill out this form. This event is free of charge.



  • Research fields: Econometrics, Experimental & Behavioral, Growth, Industrial Organization, International, Labor, Macro, Public, Theory, and Urban
  • Strong placements in academia and high quality public & private sector jobs
  • Small classes, lots of individual attention from faculty
  • 5 years of full financial support
  • Further funding via Moody Graduate Fellowships, University PhD Fellowships
  • Mustang Fellowships supporting diversity
  • Strong connections with Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the George W. Bush Institute
  • Access to DFW Federal Research Data Center
  • World-renowned computation center


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    Call for Submissions: 2021 SBCA Conference and Workshops


    We are now accepting proposals for the 2021 SBCA annual conference and professional development workshops! The conference will be held online from March 15 through March 26; workshops will be held online throughout the year.


    The submission portal is now open; the deadline is 11:59 pm Eastern time, December 4, 2020.


    For the conference, we are accepting four types of proposals:

    • Individual research presentations
    • Panels of research presentations
    • Roundtable discussions
    • Innovative sessions

    To learn more, click here. To begin your submission, click here.

    Presentations are welcome on any methodological or policy topic relevant to the theory or practice of benefit-cost analysis. We define benefit-cost analysis broadly to include analyses that rely on monetary measures and those that include nonmonetary measures, synthetic or natural units (e.g., QALYs, DALYs, acres protected, cases averted). Both conventional and innovative analytic approaches are welcome. We encourage submissions from scholars, practitioners, and others working in academia, nonprofits, business, and government around the world.


    For the workshops, we welcome proposals in any area related to benefit-cost analysis. Workshops may address basic or advanced skills or emerging issues. Topics of interest to those working in academia, government, business, or nonprofits globally are welcome.


    Workshops will be held online throughout the year, and may be designed as mini-courses, panel discussions, highly interactive conversations, or other formats.


    To learn more, click here. To begin your submission, click here.


    SBCA 2021 Conference Program Committee: Dale Whittington (Chair), Lisa A. Robinson (Vice-Chair), Dan Acland, Henrik Andersson, Susan Chilton, Leong Ching, Tom Kniesner, Angela Lasher, Felipe Vasquez Lavin, Jack Molyneaux, Clark Nardinelli, Laura Taylor, Craig Thornton, Hua Wang, Ann Wolverton.


    SBCA 2021 Professional Development Committee: Nancy Bergeron (chair), Sandra Hoffmann (Workshop Subcommittee chair), Dan Acland, Joe Devlin, Steven Lize, Jonathan Wiener.

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