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The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAERE) has presented its "best paper of the year award" to University of Wyoming economists.
The award is for research by UW Economics Professors Dave Finnoff and Jason Shogren, and former graduate student Travis Warziniack, who is now with the U.S. Forest Service in Fort Collins, Colo. It recognizes exemplary research published during 2011 in the Environmental and Resource Economics (ERE) journal. The research is based on Warziniack's dissertation on the bioeconomics of invasive species.
The selection committee's citation reads, "A superb paper uniting a diversity of insights drawn from multiple disciplines to show how economics can address a major environmental issue in a sophisticated manner."
The journal's chief editor, Ian J. Bateman, describes the work as "a superb achievement that is a reflection of the excellent quality of your contribution to both ERE and the wider literature."
The award will be formally announced in June during the EAERE annual conference in Prague, Czech Republic.