West Virginia University will team with the Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) and the National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy (NARDeP) to host a workshop on Non-Conventional Oil and Gas Energy.

The workshop will be held at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown June 3-4, after the NAREA annual meeting June 1-2.

The workshop will include addresses from recognized experts in the field, paper presentations chosen on the basis of submitted abstracts and in-depth working sessions, according to Wesley Burnett, assistant professor of resource economics in WVU’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

“Top scholars from around the world have submitted papers explaining the economic and environmental impacts of non-conventional oil and gas energy,” Burnett said.

Tim Carr, Marshall Miller Professor of Geology in WVU’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, will deliver the opening address at 1 p.m. on June 3. That evening’s keynote address will be presented by Alan J. Krupnick, senior fellow and director of the Center for Energy Economics and Policy of Resources for the Future. A panel of experts from a wide-cross section of WVU disciplines will open the workshop’s June 4 schedule, and workshop participants will be able to participate in a well pad tour on June 5.

A special issue of the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (ARER) will be published from workshop papers accepted after an expedited version of the journal’s peer-review process. In addition, the NARDeP will host 1,400-word policy briefs by the workshop paper authors.

The workshop registration fee is $50 for NAREA and NARDeP members, $75 for non-members, $50 for member students and $60 for non-member students prior to May 1; after this date the registration fee is $75 for members, $100 for non-members, $75 for member students and $85 for non-member students.

Registration for the NAREA conference in Morgantown can be paid by check through the mail or online with a credit card until May 16, 2014. Credit card registrations will be assessed a transaction and handling fee of 5.5 percent plus 99 cents. When paying by check, please download and complete the registration form available here. When paying by credit card, please use the secure online registration available here.



CONTACT: David Welsh, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design
304.293.2394, David.Welsh@mail.wvu.edu

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