Investing Resource Rents conference schedule announced

This year, the John Deutsch Institute and the Economics Department at Queen's University are hosting a conference to mark the 40th anniversary of John Hartwick's famous rule, which was published in the American Economic Review in 1977.

"Investing Resource Rents: A look at resource economics after 40 years of Hartwick's Rule"
Location: Queen's University
Dates: October 20 and 21, 2017
Organizers: Christopher Cotton and John Hartwick

This two-day conference, organized by the John Deutsch Institute and the Department of Economics, will bring together some of the world's leading researchers working on environmental sustainability, natural resource economics, and the greening of the national account. The occasion will mark the 40th anniversary of the Hartwick Rule for sustainability, and the conference will include an evening in honour of Professor John Hartwick, who has spent his remarkable career at Queen's.

For an overview of the Hartwick Rule, see this article.

Presenters Include:
Geir Asheim, University of Oslo
Hassan Benchekroun, McGill University
Robert Cairns, McGill University
Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University
Kirk Hamilton, The World Bank
John Hartwick, Queen's University
Geoffrey Heal, Columbia University
Vincent Martinet, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
Tapan Mitra, Cornell University
Katheline Schubert, Paris School of Economics
Rick van der Ploeg, University of Oxford
Ngo Van Long, McGill University
Cees Withagen, VU University Amsterdam

A dinner honouring John will be held on that Friday evening.

We have reserved a number of rooms at the Four Points by Sheraton at a special rate. For details and to book a room, click here. Please note that the deadline for booking your room at the hotel is September 19th. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with travel or accommodation costs for participants that are not presenting.

There is no fee for participating in this conference. If you are interested in attending this event, please e-mail Sharon Sullivan at to register. Also, e-mail Sharon if you have any questions.