On June 30, 2010, the FEEM 20th Anniversary Prize in Environmental Economics was awarded to:
Professor Martin L. Weitzman
Resources for the Future, Washington DC
The prize, carrying a monetary reward of 10,000 Euros, was established to celebrate the 20th anniversary of FEEM’s foundation, with the aim to reward a researcher or a group of researchers from anywhere in the world who have most significantly contributed to the development of the field of environmental and resource economics over the last 20 years.
The prize was conferred during a plenary session of the Fourth World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists in Montreal, Canada.
Professor Martin L. Weitzman, professor of economics at Harvard University, was acknowledged to be one of the most important economists working in the field of environmental economics, and among the most influential economists in the world in a range of theoretical issues applied also to the environmental field.
Resources for the Future (RFF) was recognized as a leading think tank on natural resource and environmental economics worldwide, providing in particular an important contribution to the design and implementation of environmental and economic policies. Acknowledged as the organization that got environmental and resource economics off the ground in the '50s and '60s, RFF remains highly influential and productive in the field of research, acting as an effective interface between research, policy and capacity building.
The two prize winners have been unanimously selected among over 90 nominations by the Prize Scientific Committee, composed of seven distinguished representatives of the International Scientific Community, and chaired by Prof. Carlo Carraro.