University of Stirling

International Workshop: Mechanism Design and the Environment

The design of environmental policy schemes is of extreme importance to achieve environmental goals in the most economically efficient way. Such policies may include voluntary schemes, regulation and market-based approaches intended to achieve a reduction in nutrient runoff from farms, air pollution, and habitat fragmentation on agricultural landscapes. Advances in mechanism design using economic theory, experimental economics and simulation techniques can provide valuable insights into the cost-effectiveness of policies.

As part of the Eco-delivery Project, the University of Stirling organized the international workshop “Mechanism Design and the Environment,” 8-9 May 2013 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, providing a platform for environmental economists, policymakers and conservation practitioners to discuss the latest developments in this field.

Distinguished keynote speakers were delivered by Professor Jason Shogren (University of Wyoming, USA) and Professor Timothy Cason (Purdue University, USA).

The programme and list of participants can be accessed here and the presentations of all speakers are available below.

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