17th BIOECON Conference on Resource Economics, Biodiversity Conservation and Development in Cambridge, Sept 13 to 15, 2015

The 17th Annual International BIOECON conference on “Experimental and Behavioural Economics and the Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services” will be held in Kings College Cambridge on 13th – 15th September 2015. The conference will be of interest to both researchers and policy makers working on issues in the area of biodiversity, ecosystem services, and sustainable development, in both developed and developing countries. In particular, we wish to explore the role of experimental evidence and behavioural economics in informing economic instruments and conservation policy, both in developed and developing countries. The conference takes a broad interest in the area of resource management, development and conservation, including but not limited to: the role of biodiversity and ecosystem services in economic development, plant genetic resources and food security issues, deforestation and development, fisheries and institutional adaptation, development and conservation, wildlife conservation, and international trade and regulation. The conference will have sessions on economic development, growth and biodiversity conservation, as well as on institutions and institutional change pertaining to the management of living resources.

The Keynote Speakers for the 17th BIOECON Conference are:
Professor Daan van Soest, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Professor Jeff Vincent, Duke University, USA

Further details on the conference can be found here: