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July 21, 2014 — University of Wyoming Professor Jason Shogren has been named a fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), the nation’s pre-eminent professional society for environmental economists and policy.
Shogren is the Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management in the Department of Economics and Finance in the UW College of Business. He was recognized for outstanding professional contributions and demonstrated leadership in the field of environmental economics, according to an AERE release.
He received a certificate at a recent ceremony at the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists in Istanbul, Turkey. Along with its European counterpart, AERE is the world’s largest community of environmental and resource economists.
The AERE Fellow designation has been a significant honor for 10 years. Individuals are nominated by their peers in the association membership. Thomas Crocker, UW emeritus professor of economics, is the other AERE fellow from Wyoming.
The AERE Board evaluates each candidate’s contributions to the advancement of economics and considers published works, the position held with his or her employer, AERE activities, membership and accomplishments in other societies, and other professional activities.
Shogren has published more than 200 articles in the past 20 years, in a broad range of areas relevant to environmental and resource economics. Several of these papers were co-written with former graduate students. He has directed dozens of Ph.D. students during his career.
Additionally, he served as co-editor of Resource and Energy Economics, editor-in-chief of Elsevier's online Encyclopedia of Resource, Energy and Environmental Economics, and was a senior staff economist for the Council of Economic Advisors.
The AERE fellowship is the latest in an impressive string of career accomplishments. Shogren served a year as the “King’s economist” in Sweden (2012 Royal Guest Professor of Sweden's King Carl Gustaf XVI) and was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was co-recipient of a Nobel Peace prize in 2007.
A UW Ph.D. recipient in 1986 and a faculty member since 1995, Shogren has background and research interests that include risk; experimental methods; endangered species; invasive species; climate change; environmental federalism; contingent valuation; environmental liability; agricultural management; forest management; energy; health; political economy; regulation; international trade; and paleoeconomics.