We are seeking papers or proposals for the 4th annual NBER conference/publication on Environmental and Energy Policy and the Economy. We will accept six papers for presentation at what is intended to be an in-person conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on May 19, 2022. The audience will include the professional staffs of government agencies, research institutions, and NGOs focused on energy and environmental policy. The contributed papers will then be published in an annual volume by the University of Chicago Press.
Papers should be relevant to current policy debates and accessible to a professional audience. While standalone projects are specifically encouraged, we also welcome spinoff projects where authors intend to later submit a more extensive or technical version to a journal, or may have already done so. While no submission should be a duplicate of another paper, alternate versions that put results into a more general, policy-relevant context and summarize them in a more broadly accessible way are encouraged. This is a great opportunity to communicate research to the policy community.
Submissions should be either 2-3 page abstracts outlining the intended contribution, or a complete paper this is not and will not be submitted elsewhere. Submissions are due by midnight EDT on October 22nd, 2021, and can be uploaded at
Submissions from researchers with and without NBER affiliations, and from researchers who are from groups that have been historically under-represented in the economics profession, are welcome. The authors of each paper will share an $8,000 honorarium.
Decisions about accepted papers will be made by mid-November. Complete drafts of papers will be due in early April 2022.
We look forward to hearing from you.