8th Occasional California Workshop on

Environmental and Resource Economics

Note Change of Venue!

UCSB Bren Hall, Santa Barbara, California, October 28 -- 29, 2005

 [Note date change from previous Sept 30- Oct 1]
Hosted by Prof. Charles Kolstad with Sofia Franco
Sponsored by USEPA and the UCSB Bren School.
PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE



Made possible in part by a grant from the US EPA.

 

The first California Workshop on Environmental and Resource Economics was held in May 1993 at Centennial House at UCSB and was organized by Bob Deacon and Charlie Kolstad.  Since then, every 18-24 months (ie, occasionally), UCSB has hosted the California workshops.  This year, the 8th such Occasional Workshop will be held at the UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science & Management -- Bren Hall.

The primary focus of the workshop is on graduate students, young faculty or researchers at universities or public or private institutes or government involved in research in environmental and natural resource economics. The workshop provides researchers the opportunity to share their work and/or ideas in a relaxed, workshop environment. 

Although the workshop is open to all, the target geographical group is faculty, graduate students and other researchers in Western North America, including Canada and Mexico.  Historically, the greatest representation has been from California universities.

There is no charge for attending the Occasional Workshop; in fact, local expenses for presenters are covered and some assistance with travel is available.

Contact information:  envecon@bren.ucsb.edu.  Fax: 805.893.7612.

Submission Procedure-Deadline September 1st

Events

Workshop Transportation

Directions to Bren Hall

Registration form

Travel and Lodging Financial Assistance

Hotel Information

Restaurants

List of Participants

Workshop Program

For information on registration, submission of papers/abstracts or on meeting arrangements, contact Sofia Franco at envecon@bren.ucsb.edu.

 

Submission Procedure- Deadline September 1st

The workshop will feature short and long paper presentations. Short paper presentations will be 7 minutes in length and will not feature a discussant. Long paper presentations will be 20 minutes length and feature a discussant.

Those interested in making a short presentation should e-mail a one page abstract to envecon@bren.ucsb.edu no later than Sept. 1, 2005 in PDF or WORD format.  The abstract should be no more than 2 pages, 1,5 spaced. The abstract should include: (1) Name(s) of author(s), with the surname of the paper presenter in CAPITALS; (2) e-mail address of presenter; (3) Institutional affiliation and address (including email) of authors; (4) Abstract of paper containing no symbols, references or equations.

Those who wish to contribute a long presentation should send the entire paper to envecon@bren.ucsb.edu no later than September 1, 2005 in PDF or WORD format.  The cover page of the paper should include: 1) Name(s) of author(s), with the surname of the paper presenter in CAPITALS; (2) e-mail address of presenter; (3) Institutional affiliation and address (including email) of authors; (4) the abstract (half page); (5) keywords.  Long papers will automatically be considered for short paper presentations should time constraints necessitate).

For presentations, we will have an overhead projector for transparencies and an LCD projector and computer for powerpoint slides.  Powerpoint presentations should be on a Flash Drive/Memory Stick.

Submitters will be notified no later than October 5, 2005 regarding the final status of their submission.

Everyone who wants to come is of course welcome.

 

Events

The workshop will be held Friday October 28th and Saturday October 29st at Bren Hall on the UCSB campus. The workshop will begin at 12.00 pm on October 28th and run through the evening. On Saturday, the workshop will begin at 8:00 am and run until 6pm. A working dinner will be served on Friday and lunch will be provided on Saturday. Dinner on Saturday will be on your own.

 

Workshop Transportation and Around Goleta and Santa Barbara

For those who are flying into Santa Barbara, or arriving by train (both Goleta and Santa Barbara are served by Amtrak (1-800-872-72451), or by bus, you can reach campus or your hotel by SuperRide shuttle, the hotel shuttle or taxi (Yellow Cab Co. 805-965-5111).

Santa Barbara, Goleta and UCSB are also served by the Santa Barbara MTD bus service. All bus fares are one-way. Regular one-way fare $1.25. Exact change is required.

There will be a shuttle van to and from the Best Western South Coast Inn to the meeting place. 

 

Directions to Bren Hall

If you are driving to the meeting place, Bren Hall is located on the east side of the UCSB campus.  Due to Halloween Weekend, special parking permits are required and should be obtained in advance.  Permits are required on both Friday and Saturdays.  If you can show your parking permit from another UC campus, you may be able to get a free parking permit.

Map to Campus, Map of Campus

For other travel information, view the UCSB visitorsí page.

 

Registration Form

Click here to update your registration information.  Registration for the workshop is now CLOSED.  If your plans change (ie, so that you are not able to attend), PLEASE update your registration to reflect this or simply send us an email.

 

Travel and Lodging Assistance Funding

We are able to offer financial assistance to nearly ALL participants (not just presenters) in the workshop according to the below travel reimbursement guidelines. We therefore encourage PhD students to attend the workshop even if they are not making a paper presentation.  One exception is that we may not be able to support participants from outside Western North America who are not presenting.  IMPORTANT:  A week before the workshop, we will send an email to you confirming arrangments.  You must reply to that email with an acknowledgement.  Otherwise your hotel reservations will be cancelled.

<>To be reimbursed (assuming you have followed the guidelines below), complete a travel reimbursement request.   Nonresidents of the US (ie, everyone except citizens and green card holders) should also complete the NRA form.  Students with F1 visas: http://accounting.ucsb.edu/_Forms_and_Information/forms/19/nra_w8_sf_graduate_student.pdf.  These forms should be completed and mailed (a paper version) by no later than Dec. 1, 2005 to:  Sofia Franco, EES Program, Bren School, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106.

A. Travel Assistance to graduate students (whether or not presenting)

(1) Transportation assistance will be just for graduate students within California.  Assistance to students at each campus will be limited to the cost of automobile travel (mileage reimbursement or reasonably priced rental car) for one student.  Students are urged to carpool. 

(2) Lodging assistance will be to all graduate students attending the workshop (whether from within California or not, though priority will be given to those in Western North America).  For the most part,  students will be housed at the conference hotel and the room will be paid directly by the conference.  Thus not reimbursement need to sought.  Lodging at other hotels may or may not be covered.

(3) Allowed expenses for transportation by personally owned automobiles are reimbursable at the current government established mileage rate, plus toll charges and necessary parking fees. 

(4) Lodging for Friday and Saturday nights will be paid in a two-to-a-room sharing base.  If you wish a private room, we will reimburse 50%.

(5)  Dinner on Friday and lunch on Friday and Saturday will be provided.  Consequently, no meal expenses will be reimbursed.

(6) All individual expense items must be supported by original receipts. Hotel charges must be supported by an itemized bill with evidence of payment. Original documentation is requested in all cases. Expenses not properly documented will not be reimbursed.

(7) All travel expenses must be submitted for reimbursement within 30 days of the return date.  .

 

B. Travel Assistance to Faculty or non-student researchers (if presenting)

(1) If travelling from a location in the Western US or Western Canada, we will reimburse the cost of travel by air, rail or automobile, though it should not exceed economy air fare rates.  You may wish to book directly with our UC travel agent -- often the prices into Santa Barbara are cheaper and we can pay for the ticket directly.  See http://www.travel.ucla.edu/new/Res_Request_UCSB.htm. Travel from outside western North America is generally not covered, with a few exceptions.

(2) If renting a car is necessary, an inexpensive type of rental vehicle such as a compact or economy car is expected to be used.  Typically, a car is not needed if you are flying into Santa Barbara and only attending the workshop.

(3) Expenses for transportation by personally owned automobiles are reimbursable at the current government established mileage rate, plus toll charges and necessary parking fees. 

(4) Lodging for Friday and Saturday nights at the workshop hotel on a single room base are reimbursable.  For the most part, lodging at the conference hotel will be direct billed to the conference.

(5)  Because most meals are provided, we will not generally reimburse meal expenses.

<>(6) All individual expense items must be supported by original receipts:  

-Charges for airline travel have to be supported by the passenger coupon portion of the ticket.

-Taxi expenditures (from and to the airport) must be supported by taxi receipts.

Original documentation is requested in all cases. Expenses not properly documented will not be reimbursed.

(7) All travel expenses must be submitted for reimbursement within 30 days of the return date. 

 

Hotel

Conference Hotel:

Best Western South Coast Inn

5620 Calle Real,  Goleta, CA 93117 Tel. (805) 967-3200

We have booked blocks of rooms at the Best Western South Coast Inn. The Best Western South Coast Inn is a 3-star hotel just two miles from Santa Barbara Airport and only minutes from Goleta Beach and UC Santa Barbara. It is also about 10 minutes by car from downtown Santa Barbara.  We will make your reservation and confirm it with you.  You do not need to reserve directly with the hotel.

Complimentary shuttle service to and from the Santa Barbara Airport and Amtrak station is available daily.

There will be a special shuttle service to and from the hotel to the workshop place.

Restaurants

You can check out a slick commercial restaurant guide to Santa Barbara.

List of Participants


Updated 10/17/05