May 30-31

BIOECON workshop on "Property-related mechanisms for biodiversity conservation" to be held in Rome (Italy) on 30-31 May 2002. Download the Workshop Announcement and Call for Papers by right-clicking the highlighted link and choose "save as…".

September 6-7 2001

The Centre for Law and the Environment (Faculty of Laws) in collaboration with CSERGE and the Department of Economics of University College London will be hosting "The Workshop on the Law & Economics of Environmental Policy"The workshop will take place on the 6th and 7th of September 2001. The agenda and papers of the meeting can be downloaded by clicking on the files below:





Swanson and Goesch



Ogus and Abbot

Nash and Revesz





Ackerman and Halpaap

Kontoleon et al


Important Notices

1) The papers will be published in Research in Law and Economics. Please download the GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS document for instructions on how to edit your paper for publication.

2) The Environmental Law division of Cambridge University Press is offering discounted purchases of its publications to all workshop participants.

Details can be found at their web-site at: but will also be provided at the workshop.


On May 14th -15th 2001 CSERGE hosted the first plenary meeting of the BIOECON project.  The meeting was attended by all BIOECON partners as well as members from policy forums participating in the project (Word Bank, IUCN, RFF, IIED, WWF). Details of the meeting can be found at the BIOECON web-page at


The Centre for Cultural Economics and Management (CCEM)

On February 2nd 2001 the Centre for Cultural Economics and Management organised a one-day seminar on the economic valuation of cultural heritage. With reference to diverse studies undertaken by members of the centre the seminar addressed the following questions: Should society attach economic values to cultural heritage? If so by what means should this be done? How can so doing improve decision-making? How can we place values on non-marketable goods (like the appearance of a building) or intangible assets (like authenticity)? How may damage to historical heritage be valued and how can projects aimed at repairing restoring or renovating cultural heritage be appraised? What insights does economic valuation bring to the question of charging for entry to museums and galleries? Downloads of the papers given at the presentation are available from the CCEM web site