We are happy to announce that EnergyEcoLab team member Mateus Souza has been accepted as a mentee in the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) Scholars Program! This new mentoring program aims to engage a diverse group of early career environmental and natural resource economists in AERE while providing invaluable career guidance, skill development, and networking opportunities. The full list of mentors and mentees can be found here: https://www.aere.org/aere-scholars-program.
The Program represents an ambitious effort to increase diversity in environmental and natural resource economics, help the newest members of our community succeed, and create an inclusive culture that encourages members to give back to the organization and field. The one-year Scholars Program includes (1) a one-on-one mentorship between the scholar and a more established AERE member, (2) peer mentoring that is led by the scholars themselves, and (3) a one-day workshop on the “hidden curriculum”. The program committee reviewed an impressive pool of early-career scholars to select the 20 mentees who most demonstrated a commitment to increasing diversity in economics, an interest in actively working to improve the culture in economics, and a desire to grow personally and professionally. All accepted scholars receive $1,500/year for travel to the AERE Summer Conference for the two years beginning and ending the program.
AERE was founded in 1979 as a means for exchanging ideas, stimulating research, and promoting graduate training in environmental and resource economics. AERE currently has over 1,000 members from more than thirty nations, coming from academic institutions, the public sector, and private industry. AERE provides many forums for exchanging ideas relevant to the management of natural and environmental resources, including two flagship journals, the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) and the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP). AERE also offers members a variety of opportunities to present their research at meetings and workshops. For additional information about AERE, see https://www.aere.org/.