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Next Training Course

The next Training Course will be on July, 2014

Previous Short Courses

Round Date Topic Instructor
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
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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

Round Date Topic Instructor
IV July - August, 2010 Valuation and Household Surveys

Professors: Fredrik Carlsson
Dale Whittington

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
Dale Whittington
I January, 2008 Environmental Policy and Resource Economics Course Professors: Nancy Olewiler 
Alex Pfaff
Allen Blackman
Juan Robalino
Francisco Alpízar
Dale Whittington
Ten Commandments

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.

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