USSEE 2017: Abstract Deadline Extended!


9th Biennial Conference: June 25-28, 2017
Ecological Economics: From Theory to Practice

The Board of the United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) cordially invites you to submit an abstract for an individual poster, paper presentation, or complete session proposal to our 9th biennial conference, entitled “Ecological Economics: From Theory to Practice.”

The conference will be held at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, June 25-28, 2017. Visit our conference website for details on the venue, logistics, and conference themes.

We are extending the Call for Abstracts through January 15, 2017! Abstracts (200 words maximum) for sessions, individual papers, workshops, or other contributions should be submitted online via the Abstract Submission Form.

Abstracts submitted by December 15th will still be contacted about acceptance by January 31, 2017. Conference registration will open in 2017, with a deadline for being included in the conference program of April 30, 2017.

For further information about the conference, please contact:


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1 Response to USSEE 2017: Abstract Deadline Extended!

  1. Clay Ogg says:

    To better support crop prices and protect the environment, Europe and the United States worked together for decades to create farm policies and agricultural trade policies that avoid encouraging land use and chemical. Economic research played an important role in this trade reform/environmental cooperation. Since the biofuel boom, tropical countries that experience the most rapid loss of forests and savannas now support agriculture, often on a scale with Europe and the United States. Their farm subsidies greatly increase deforestation and pollution from fertilizer. Preventing forest destruction could increase farm incomes by several billion dollars in the United States, alone. It is useful to identify where various subsidies are most damaging as well as potential remedies to the forest destruction and fertilizer pollution caused by farm subsidies in key tropical countries. Remedies may include changing payment schemes for farmers to so that payments do not directly encourage farm input use. This “decoupling” of payments increases economic efficiency of the trade system as well as benefiting farmers and the environment. Conservation compliance programs, such as those used in Brazil and the United States benefit the world’s farmers and provide even larger environmental leverage. Brazil’s compliance program for subsidized credit offers one of the most successful programs in the world for protecting forest ecosystems and reducing greenhouse gases. Potential gains from including tropical countries in trade reform efforts are very large because agricultural drivers of deforestation dwarf past incentives for saving forests, including payments for ecosystem services.

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