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Last update: July 10, 2020


An open academic seminar series for everyone interested in water economics.

To receive information about our seminars, including Zoom URLs, sign up by registering through this form. Inquiries can be sent to Erik Ansink.

Presentations follow a standard academic 30-minute format + 15 minutes moderated discussion. Seminars take place on Zoom, Tuesdays at 11:30AM Eastern Time (5:30PM CEST). Exceptions, if any, are indicated in the schedule below.

Other online seminar series that may interest you: GoSee and LEEPout.

Call for papers

We are soliciting proposals for paper presentations for a new season of SWELL seminars starting in September. You can submit your paper through this submission form. The submission deadline is August 1, 2020. Decisions will be made soon after by a small editorial team (Erik Ansink, Roy Brouwer and Ariel Dinar).


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Upcoming seminars

This season of SWELL has finished. In September we will start with a new series of seminars. The schedule will be announced sometime in August.


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Past seminars

Céline Nauges
Toulouse School of Economics

"Social Norms Information Treatments in the Municipal Water Supply Sector"
(with Dale Whittington)

TUE June 30
Maria Vrachioli
Technical University of Munich

"Agricultural Productivity and Weather Variability: A Study of Small Irrigation Development Program in Ethiopia"
(with Marup Md. Hossain and Alessandra Garbero)

TUE June 23
Marc Jeuland
Duke University

"The Economic Impacts of Large-Scale Water Infrastructure Improvements in Urban Zarqa, Jordan"
(with Jennifer Orgill and Seth Morgan)

TUE June 16
Anant Sudarshan
University of Chicago

"Rationing the Commons"
(with Nicholas Ryan)

TUE June 9
Marián García Valiñas
University of Oviedo

"Do Households Have Enough Information for Adequate Decision-Making in the Water Sector? A Case Study in Spain"
(with Marta Suárez-Varela and Roberto Martínez-Espiñeira)

TUE June 2
Mirco Tonin
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

"Water Tariffs and Consumers' Inaction"
(with Carmine Ornaghi)

TUE May 26
Daniel Brent
Pennsylvania State University

"Do Nonlinear Prices Work? Distributional and Conservation Consequences of Budget-Based Water Rates"
(with Casey Wichman and Derek Wietelman)

TUE May 19
Sven Christens
University of Kassel

"Do International Agreements Improve Water Quality in Rivers?"

TUE May 12
Sheila Olmstead
University of Texas at Austin

"The Value of Water Quality: Estimating Amenity and Recreational Benefits"
(with Yusuke Kuwayama and Jiameng Zheng)

WED May 6
Eric Edwards
North Carolina State University

"Global Groundwater Governance: Economic Framework and Cross-Country Comparison"
(with Todd Guilfoos)

TUE April 28

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