Conference (Programme): 19th SCEME Seminar in Economic Methodology, May 15th-16th, 2014, (Bristol, United Kingdom)

On May 15th and 16th, a two days conference on “Methodology of Economics and the Natural Environment” will be organised in the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK (Room 4C24, Frenchay Campus).

“Climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion remain urgent areas of concern for human society. Economists, policy makers and other interest groups wrestle with how these current threats can be addressed using economic tools, or bearing in mind their economic impacts. Currently the field of economics relating to the environment is amongst the most diverse and dynamic within the discipline.

It also crosses disciplinary boundaries. Thus it is a fascinating area of economics, albeit one which some find quite frustrating. The purpose of this seminar is to reflect on the methodology of economics and the role of methodological analysis itself, in light of the multi-faceted ecological crisis.

The one and a half-day seminar will take place in a small informal setting with a workshop character, along with the guest speaker, Clive Spash, there will be a number of paper presentations from economists working at the cutting edge of methodology relating to ecological economics.

The seminar organisers are gathering a highly selective roster of notable experts on ecological economics, both national and international, to discuss urgently needed methodologies to understand our ecological problems and devise sustainable solutions.”

Programme: View preliminary programme

Contact: Pascale Canning
Telephone: +44 (0)17 32 86377
E-mail: fbl.cpd@uwe.ac.uk

More information : https://info.uwe.ac.uk/events/event.aspx?id=15803

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