On Friday the 10th of February 2023, the first edition of the Dutch Environmental And Resource Economist (DEARE) Day took place. After a successful small-scale workshop in Tilburg in March 2022, this year the event scaled up in size and took place at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, organized by Sacha den Nijs, Gerard van der Meijden and Henri de Groot.

Successful event

Around 50 participants joined the event, and with 14 presentations the room and programme were packed. Young researchers were given the opportunity to present their research in the field of environmental and resource economics. A diversity of topics was discussed: risk analysis and economic costs of floods in the Netherlands, the transition and adoption of electric vehicles, but also macroeconomic topics like changes in trade patterns due to climate policy and computations of the costs of climate damages and incorporating uncertainty. Overall, it was a successful and insightful day, where the environmental and resource economists in the Netherlands have coalesced.

This day has been made possible by the Tinbergen Institute. Want to stay updated on next year’s DEARE Day? Send an email to