- Next Training Course
- Short Courses
- Long Courses
- Ten Commandments
V Training Course
LACEEP's V Environmental and Resource Economics Training Course "Impact Evaluation"
The Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP) is organizing its V Environmental and Resource Economics Training Course, titled “Impact Evaluation” which will be carried out at CATIE’s headquarters in Turrialba, Costa Rica from July 18 - 27, 2011.
Some of the topics that will be covered are:
1. What has program evaluation found in relation to environmental policy? The role of evaluation in environmental policy.
2. Foundations of econometric methods in program evaluation.
3. Practical training in evaluating environmental policies.
The course is aimed at junior researchers who are citizens of any country in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. Applicants should have a thorough technical knowledge and command of English. LACEEP will cover all expenses for the participants (course fee, materials, air ticket, airport taxes and terrestrial transportation), lodging and meals during the days of the event.
Previous Short Courses
|IX||April, 2010||Key Topics in Environment and Development Economics||Professor: Randall A. Bluffstone|
|VIII||September, 2009||Behavioral and experimental economics with environmental applications||Professor: Peter Martinsson|
|VI||September Octuber, 2008||Natural Resource Economics: Applications of computational economics to solve dynamic problems||Professor: Jorge Higinio Maldonado|
|V||April, 2008||Ten Critical Concepts for Environmental Economists||Professor: Richard T. Woodward|
|IV||September, 2007||The economics of Ecosystem Services||Professor Karl-Göran Mäler|
|III||March, 2007||Practical Skills for Researchers: Writing Proposals and Reports||Dr. David Glover|
|II||October, 2006||Second Biannual Workshop|
|I||February, 2006||Environmental economics and policy||Dr. David Zilberman|
Previous Long Courses
|IV||July - August, 2010||Valuation and Household Surveys||
Professors: Fredrik Carlsson
|III||July - August, 2009||Practical Skills for Researchers: Writing Proposals and Reports||
Professors: Jorge Rivera, Wolfram Schlenker
|II||July - August, 2008||Valuation and Household Surveys||Professors: Fredrik Carlsson
|I||January, 2008||Environmental Policy and Resource Economics Course||Professors: Nancy Olewiler
Jason Shogren's 10 commandments for doing experiments in environmental economics
1. Ask the question you are interested in.
2. Study the past:
• Smith, Vernon
• Plott, Charlie
• Izoth, Al
3. Search for proper balance of context and control, and make sure you can defend it later.
4. No "people vacuum"; i.e.: know your outside options; think what your subjects are thinking.
5. Make sure you have incentives based on wealth and "emotions", to achieve saliency and dominance.
6. Prepare to explain yourself to others who wanted you to ask a different question.
7. Realize that you will revise more questions than answers.
8. Dare to do experiments learning by doing: dare to be dumb.
9. Dare to contact the people you are interesting in: be brave!
10. Have fun.