The third annual meeting of the Society for Environmental Law and Economics will be held on June 24 and 25, 2011, at the University of Amsterdam in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The meeting is sponsored by the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics and the Amsterdam Center for Environmental Law and Sustainability.

Just as environmental problems tend to run across artificial political boundaries, the Society for Environmental Law and Economics (SELE) is, as the name implies, a truly interdisciplinary organization bringing together legal scholars, economists, and interested researchers in other fields to address important environmental issues that inevitably cut across artificial disciplinary boundaries. SELE includes economists, legal scholars, and other scientists among its members, and we encourage broad participation from all relevant fields of study.

We hope to build upon the great success of past meetings, and continue to build a community of environmental scholars interested in working in the intersection of law, economics, and environmental or natural resource issues. In the spirit of collegiality, the meeting will take place in a workshop format, in which all sessions will be plenary. We strongly encourage all attendees to attend all presentations.

Our goal is to create a program that includes a variety of disciplinary perspectives, ideally consisting of 20-30 papers over the two-day period. There will be no funding available for travel or lodging expenses, but the University of Amsterdam will provide food and drink during the workshop for the speakers. Further information regarding accommodation, the conference program and other logistic matters will be posted on


Please email a Word or PDF file to Josephine van Zeben at  with the subject line “SELE SUBMISSION,” by November 1, 2010.  We will review all the papers and get back to you by December 8. Preference will be given to final papers.

Richard O. Zerbe, Daniel J. Evans Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

Daniel H. Cole, R. Bruce Townsend Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law

Shi-Ling Hsu, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law

Jonathan R. Nash, Professor, Emory University School of Law

Josephine van Zeben, Hauser Global Research Fellow 2010-11, New York University School of Law; PhD candidate, University of Amsterdam