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Call for Papers!

The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy ( in association with the Department of Economics, at the University of Tennessee, ( will host a workshop on the Identification of Causal Effects in Environmental and Energy Economics on Monday and Tuesday, July 15-16, 2013, in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The purpose of the workshop is to promote research that uses innovative approaches to identify the causal effects of policy interventions, market incentives and social nudges on environmental quality and energy use.  Possible identification approaches include, but are not limited to: quasi-experimental and related applied econometric techniques; experiments, including natural experiments, field experiments and laboratory experiments; and structural modeling.  Empirical papers with strong theoretical frameworks are especially encouraged, as are papers that combine environmental and energy topics with other fields of economics (e.g., public, industrial organization, and development).

Workshop papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (JEBO) under an expedited review schedule and subject to the Journal’s usual high standards for quality. Accepted papers will be published as part of a special issue tied exclusively to the workshop. The workshop organizers welcome submissions of full papers or long abstracts, though full papers are preferred. Long abstracts should provide evidence that a full paper will be available prior to the workshop.

Please email your submission to no later than February 1, 2013.  Authors of accepted papers will be notified via email by March 15, 2013. Funding for travel, accommodations, and an honorarium will be provided for workshop presenters and discussants.  (Only one author per paper.) Please see

for the call for papers and additional information about the workshop as it becomes available.

The workshop organizers and JEBO guest editors are:

Mary Evans, Claremont McKenna College
Matthew Kotchen, Yale University
Christian Vossler, University of Tennessee


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