EEPSEA was established in May 1993 to support training and research in environmental and natural resource economics. Its goal is to strengthen local capacity in the economic analysis of environmental problems so that researchers can provide sound advice to policy-makers. Each year, it calls for proposals on environmental economics research from researchers in Southeast Asia and China.
The theme of EEPSEA’s Research Program is the internalization of external costs. Minimizing pollution and resource degradation by ensuring that economic agents bear the full cost of their activities is becoming an increasingly urgent and relevant strategy. Research studies that apply the tools of economics in the analysis of policy-relevant environmental challenges are thus encouraged in EEPSEA member countries.
EEPSEA is pleased to announce a new call for proposals – for the May 2013 Competition. Researchers from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam are invited to submit proposals on priority national environmental problems. In particular, EEPSEA encourages research proposals dealing with the economics of climate risk management, ecosystem services valuation, and the application of behavioural and institutional economics in the analysis of environmental problems. Research proposals should incorporate an analysis of the gender aspects of the environmental crises/problems being addressed. The grant shall be for a one-year period.
Please note: Only those whose concept proposals have been shortlisted will be invited to submit their full proposals by June 15, 2013.