Presentations (Selected Presentations since 2000)

Barbier, E.B. "Exploiting Natural Wealth for Sustainable Economic Development: Rethinking the Role of Sovereign Wealth Funds." Stroock Sovereign Wealth Forum, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 23-24, 2016.

Barbier, E.B. "Sustainability and Development" Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, June 22-25, 2016.

Barbier, E.B. "Is Green Growth Relevant for Developing Economies?" GGKP Policy Session on Inclusive Green Growth, The 22nd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, June 22-25, 2016.

Barbier, E.B. "Nature and Wealth: Overcoming Environmental Scarcity and Inequality." Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, The London School of Economics, London, UK, June 20, 2016.

Barbier, E.B. "Nature and Wealth: Overcoming Environmental Scarcity and Inequality." Guest Lecture, Discovery Themes, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, November 6, 2015

Barbier, E.B. "The role of geographic poverty-environment traps" Policy Session: Climate Change and Poverty, The 21st Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 24-27 June 2015.

Barbier, E.B. "Is the income elasticity of the willingness to pay for pollution control constant?" Paper presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 24-27 June 2015.

Barbier, E.B. "The Protective Value of Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystem Services in a Wealth Accounting Framework." Nova School of Business and Economics, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, April 24, 2015.

Barbier, E.B. "Valuing the Storm Protection Service of Estuarine and Coastal Wetlands." 13th Annual Patrick Lecture Series, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, April 14, 2015.

Barbier, E.B. "Living on the Edge: Protecting and Restoring Coastal Habitats." 13th Annual Patrick Lecture Series, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, April 13, 2015.

Barbier, E.B. "Quantifying and Valuing Ecosystem Services for Coastal Management." Invited Address, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 275th Anniversary Symposium on Maritime Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. February 17-18, 2015.

Barbier, E.B. "Climate Change Impacts on Rural Poverty in Low-Elevation Coastal Zones." Conference on Climate Change and Poverty. The World Bank, Washington, D.C., February 9-10, 2015.

Barbier, E.B. "Knowledge Generation for Green Growth." Keynote Address. 2015 Green Growth Knowledge Platform Knowledge Partners Workshop. Ca. Foscari University of Venice, Italy. January 28, 2015

Barbier, E.B. "Is green growth relevant for poor economies?" Keynote Address. 3rd International Conference on Environment and Natural Resource Management in Developing and Transition Economies. CERDI, University of Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France. October 8-10, 2014.

Barbier, E.B. "Valuing ecosystem services for coastal protection and restoration: progress and challenges." Keynote Address. Gulf Research Program of the National Academies. Opportunity Analysis Workshop on Environmental Monitoring. New Orleans, LA. September 3-4, 2014.

Barbier, E.B. "Quantifying and valuing coastal ecosystem services to assist policy decisions." Symposium on Operationalizing the Concept of Ecosystem Services: Interdisciplinary Research and Synthesis. 99th Ecological Society of America Meeting, Sacramento, CA. August 10-15, 2014.

Barbier, E.B. "The Protective Value of Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystem Services in a Wealth Accounting Framework." Paper presented at the Thematic Session "Valuation Research on Ecosystem Services for Improved National Accounting." World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE), Istanbul, Turkey, June 28-July 2, 2014.

Barbier, E.B. "Explaining Forest Transitions: The Role of Governance." Paper presented at the Thematic Session "The Economic Analysis of the Forest Transition." World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (WCERE), Istanbul, Turkey, June 28-July 2, 2014.

Barbier, E.B. "Ecosystem Services and Tools for Wetland Management." Keynote Address, 1st International Symposium on Natural Resource Management. "Understanding Wetlands: A Key Issue in the Transition to a Sustainable Economy." Palma de Mallorca, Spain, June 19-21, 2014.

Barbier, E.B. "Building the Green Economy." Keynote Address, Big Ideas for Sustainable Prosperity: Policy Innovation for Greening Growth. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, April 28-29, 2014.

Barbier, E.B. "Ecosystem Services and the Poor on Marginal Lands: Tradeoffs and Synergies." Keynote Address, ESPA Annual Science Conference 2013, London, UK, November 20-21, 2013.

Barbier, E.B. "Scarcity and Frontiers: How Economics Have Developed Through Natural Resource Depletion." Faculty Senate Speaker Series, Fall 2013 Award Lecture, University of Wyoming, Casper October 29 and Laramie November 11, 2013.

Barbier, E.B. "Valuing Ecosystem Services for Coastal Wetland Protection and Restoration: Progress and Challenges." Invited Seminar, Marine Science Center, Northeastern University, Nahant, MA, October 24, 2013.

Barbier, E.B. "Structural Change, Marginal Land and Economic Development in Latin America and the Caribbean" Keynote Address, Workshop on Environmental and Development Economics in Latin America, CIDE, Mexico City, Mexico, October 4-5, 2013.

Barbier, E.B. "Biodiversity, Environmental Economics and Economic Policy" Plenary Address, Ecology and Economy for a Sustainable Society, 7th Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity, Trondheim, Norway, 27-31 May 2013.

Barbier, E.B. "Is Green Growth Relevant for Poor Economies?" Plenary Address, Seminar on "Green Growth: Possible and Desirable?" The World Bank, Washington, D.C., 16 May 2013.

Barbier, E.B. "Land Degradation and Rural Poverty: Economic and Social Aspects." Plenary Address, 2nd Scientific Conference, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Bonn, Germany, 9-12 April 2013.

Barbier, E.B. "Progress and Challenges in Valuing Ecosystem Services for Coastal Wetland Protection and Restoration." Plenary Address, Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy, 4th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems, New Orleans, LA, 24-26 March 2013.

Barbier, E.B. "A Spatial Model of Coastal Ecosystem Services." Seminar, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), Annapolis, MD, January 11, 2013.

Barbier, E.B. "Structural Change, Dualism and Economic Development", Keynote Speech, Environment for Development Sixth Annual Meeting, Arenal, Costa Rica, October 25-29, 2012.

Barbier, E.B. "Land Degradation and the Rural Poor". Keynote Address, 2012 Research Symposium on Soil Security, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, July 16-17, 2012

Barbier, E.B. "The Dualistic Frontier Economy in Developing Countries." Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Charles University and the University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic, June 27-30, 2012.

Barbier, E.B. "Environmental Sustainability and Poverty Eradication in Developing Countries." Presentation at the Dorothy R. and Norman E. McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives Global Challenges Conference, "Development in Crisis", Mount Holyoke College, MA, March 2-3, 2012.

Barbier, E.B. "Natural Capital, Ecological Scarcity and Rural Poverty." Paper presented at the inaugural conference of the World Bank.s Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), .Green Growth: Addressing the Knowledge Gaps,. Mexico City, Mexico, January 12-13, 2012

Barbier, E.B. "Overcoming Tenurial Constraints to Carbon Forestry Projects in Africa." Paper presented at the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Inaugural Summer Conference, Seattle, WA, June 9-10, 2011.

Barbier, E.B. "Coastal Wetland Restoration and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill." Paper presented at Rigs, Risk, and Responsibility: Conference on the BP Oil Spill. Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN, April 1, 2011.

Barbier, E.B. "Linking Green Stimulus, Energy Efficiency and Technological Innovation: The Need of Complementary Policies." Paper prepared for the European Commission DG 1 (External Relations) Project, "Transatlantic Opportunities for Meeting Global Challenges in Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Technologies". Presented at the Transatlantic Energy Efficiency Workshop, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA, February 11-12, 2011.

Barbier, E.B. "Ecosystems as Natural Assets." Keynote Address, 11th Annual meeting of the Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Nagoya, Japan, September 12, 2010.

Barbier, E.B. "A Spatial Model of Ecosystem Services." Paper presented at the 4th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Universitéu Quéc àontré (UQAM), Montreal, Canada, June 28-July 2, 2010.

Barbier, E.B. 2009. "Ecosystems as Natural Assets." Keynote Address, 11th Annual BioEcon Conference on "Economic Instruments to Enhance the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity", Centro Culturale Don Orione Artignianelli, Venice, Italy, September 21-22.

Barbier, E.B. 2009. "A Monopolistic Competition Economic Model of the Horticultural Industry with a Risk of Harmful Plant Invasion." Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference of European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 24-27.

Barbier, E.B. 2009. "Financing Climate Mitigation and Adaptation at COP 15: Introductory Remarks." Invited presentation at the CC9 Climate Conference Green Technology and Finance: Striking a Fair Climate Change Agreement, Hafslund Manor, Sarpsborg, Norway, June 4-5.

Barbier, E.B. 2009. "A Global Green New Deal." Keynote Address, European Environment Bureau Conference Finding the New Path: A More Strategic Role for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Brussels, Belgium, May 27.

Barbier, E.B. 2009.  "Assigning Valuation of Coastal Habitats with Non-Linear Ecological Functions: The Example of Mangroves." Invited presentation at the Symposium Valuable and Vulnerable: Managing Ecosystem Services at the Land-Sea Interface. International Marine Conservation Congress, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, May 19-24.

Barbier, E.B. 2009. .Corruption, Poverty and Tropical Land Use.. Keynote Address, International Society of Tropical Foresters Annual Conference, .Conflict and Cooperation: Tools for Governing Tropical Forests.. March 27-29, 2009, Yale University.

Barbier, E.B. 2009. .A Global Green New Deal.. Keynote Address. World Bank Environment Day. The World Bank, Washington DC, March 23.

Barbier, E.B. 2008. Natural Resource Scarcity, Ecological Scarcity and Sustainable Development 20 Years On:  What Have We Learned That Is Relevant to Developing Countries? Plenary presentation at the Pre-Conference on Environment and Development, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, June 25.B

Barbier, E.B. 2008. .Corruption, Trade and the Political Economy of Resource-Based Development: A Comparison of Africa and Asia.. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Conference of European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, June 25-28.

Barbier, E.B. 2008. .Ecological Scarcity: The Global Economic Challenge for the 21st Century.. President Speaker Series, University of Wyoming, Casper, WY April 8 and Laramie, WY April 17.

Barbier, E.B. 2008. .Ecological Scarcity and Sustainability: Key Economic Challenges for the 21st Century." Invited Speaker, Ecology Seminar Series, Penn State University, State College, PA, April 11.

Barbier, E.B. 2007. .Do Mangroves Reduce Expected Storm Damages? Valuing the Storm Protection Service of Coastal Wetlands..  Paper presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the EAERE, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 27-30.

Barbier, E.B. 2007. "To Replant or Not To Replant. Natural Barriers? Perhaps that is the Wrong Question." In Conference on Macromarketing and Development: Building Bridges and Forging Alliances. Washington, D.C., June 2-5, 2007.

Barbier, E.B. "Natural Capital, Resource Dependency and Poverty: Implications for India." Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: A Dialogue on India. The Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), New Delhi, India, December 18-19, 2006.

Barbier, E.B. "In the Long Run We Are All Dead: Economics, History and Long-Run Ecological Change." Keynote Address to the Long Term Ecological Research Network 2006 All-Scientists Meeting, September 20-23, Estes Park, Colorado.

Barbier, E.B. "Valuing Ecosystem Services as Productive Inputs." Paper prepared for the 43rd Panel Meeting of Economic Policy in Vienna, Austria, 21-22 April 2006. 

Barbier, E.B., "Water Scarcity and Markets." Presentation for "The Culture of Water. Watering the West: the Evolution of Ownership, Control and Conflict in the West." Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, October 13-15, 2005.

Barbier, E.B., "Sustainable Resource-Based Development in Asia and the Pacific:  Overcoming the Problem of "Dualism within Dualism."  Paper presented at the Eminent Environmental Economists Symposium - The Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific 2005 - .Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Growth. - Seoul, South Korea, March 26, 2005.  Complete Text

Barbier, E.B., "Mangrove Dependency and the Livelihoods of Coastal Communities in Thailand."  Paper presented at the International Conference on Effective Land-Water Interface Management for Solving Agriculture Conflicts in Coastal Zones, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam, March 1-3 2005.  Complete Text

Barbier, E.B.,  "Explaining Agricultural Land Expansion and Deforestation in Developing Countries."    Paper presented at the AAEA Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, August 1-4, 2004.  Complete text

Barbier, E.B., "Frontier Expansion and Resource-Based Development with Spillovers."  Paper presented at the NBER Summer Institute 2004 Workshop on Public Policy and the Environment, Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 2-3, 2004.  Complete Text

Barbier, E.B. and Chaudhry, A,  "Water and Growth in an Agricultural Economy."  Paper presented at the XIII Annual Conference of the EAERE, Budapest, Hungary, June 25-28, 2004.  Complete Text

Barbier, E.B., "Natural Capital, Resource Dependency and Poverty in Developing Countries: The Problem of 'Dualism within Dualism."   Paper presented at the IPD Task Force Meeting "Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development", Columbia University, New York, October 10-11, 2003.

Barbier, E.B., "Frontier Expansion and Economic Development." Paper presented at the Session on "Environmental Economics" at the 78th Western Economic Association International Annual Conference, Denver, CO, July 12, 2003. Complete Text

Bulte, E. and Barbier, E.B., "Trade, Renewable Resources and Biodiversity."  Plenary presentation (by E. Bulte) at the 12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Bilbao, Spain, June 28-30, 2003. 

Barbier, E.B., "Water and Economic Growth." Paper presented at the workshop on "Water and Poverty."  Inter-American Development Bank and CIES, University of Santiago, Santiago, Chile, May 22-23, 2003 and at the 12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Bilbao, Spain, June 28-30, 2003.

Barbier, E.B.,  "Frontiers and Sustainable Economic Development,"  Benjamin H. Hibbard Memorial Lecture, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, April 4, 2003.  Complete Text

Barbier, E.B., "Does Water Scarcity Constrain Growth?"  Keynote Address, Conference of Australian Economists, Glenelg, South Australia, October 1-3, 2002

Barbier, E.B., "The Role of Natural Resources in Economic Development", 2002 Joseph Fisher Lecture in Economics, Adelaide University, Adelaide, Australia, September 30, 2002.  Complete text

Barbier, E.B. and Damania, R., "Lobbying, Trade and Resource Conversion."  Paper presented at the 2nd World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Monterey, CA, June 24-27 2002 and at the Workshop on "Trade, Biodiversity and Resources", University of Tilburg, the Netherlands, September 5-6, 2002.

Barbier, E.B., "Explaining Agricultural Expansion, Resource Booms and Growth in Latin America."  Paper presented at the 5th Gosnell Lecture Series, Department of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, February 8, 2002. 

Barbier, E.B., "Existing Agricultural Expansion, Resource Boons and Growth in Latin America."  Paper presented at the Toronto Conference on National Capital, Poverty and Development, The Munck Center for International Studies, University of Toronto, Canada, September 5 - 8, 2001. 

Barbier, E.B., "Habitat-Fishery Linkages and Mangrove Loss in Thailand."  Paper presented at the Session on "Coastal Ecosystems, Western Economics" at the 76th Western Economics Association International Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, July 7, 2001 and at the Colorado University Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop 2001, Breckenridge, Colorado, July 16-17, 2001.

Barbier, E.B. and Cox, M. "Does Economic Development Lead to Mangrove Loss?: A Cross-Country Analysis." Paper presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, University of Southampton, June 28-30, 2001 and at the Session on Ecosystem, Conservation and the Environment, Western Economic Association International Meetings, San Francisco, July 7, 2001.

Barbier, E.B. "Agricultural Land Expansion, Resource Booms and Growth: Implications for Policy in Latin America." Paper presented at the Workshop on Growth and the Environment: Macro-Economic Perspectives. Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC, May 29, 2001.

Barbier, E.B. "The Economics of Tropical Deforestation and Land Use" What Can We Learn from Cross-Country Analysis?" Plenary paper presented at the Second International Conference On Environment and Development, The Royal Swedish Academy Of Sciences, Stockholm, September 6th-8th 2000.

Barbier, E.B. "Institutional Constraints and Deforestation: An Application to Mexico". Paper presented at the 2000 Royal Economic Society/Scottish Economic Society Conference, St. Andrews, Scotland, July 10-13, 2000.