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November 6-8, 2023

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel

Chicago, IL  


This past year high energy prices exacerbated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine have been the primary culprit for inflation globally. Today, economic data suggests that inflation is slowing, and economic activity is continuing to expand. But for the first time in over a decade, energy security has been front and center of energy policy discussion since Russian’s invasion began in February of 2022.


At the same time governments and privately held companies are still pursuing aggressive greenhouse gas emission reductions. There have simultaneously been debates over whether policies aimed at achieving emissions reductions and energy security are complements or substitutes.


These and other topics will be discussed at the 40th Annual National Conference of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics, taking place on November 6-8, 2023  at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel.

Call for Papers

United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) and International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) are accepting submissions for the 40th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, which will be held  November 6-8, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois.

Concurrent sessions at the conference allow students, academic faculty and staff, energy economists, and practitioners who are working in business, government, and research communities to present current analysis, research, or case studies on topics that are related to energy economics and markets. Presentations may be based on academic papers, but this is not a requirement. Presentations, which may take oral or poster form, are intended to facilitate the sharing of both academic and professional experiences and lessons learned. Please see the Topics of Interest below. 


Submission Information

USAEE will be accepting submissions of full sessions and individual works.


Full Sessions

USAEE encourages interested participants to submit full sessions, which consist of individual presentations that are focused on a unifying theme, for consideration. Full sessions must have a minimum of three presentations but should aim to have four presentations. Full sessions can include paper presentations or panel discussions. USAEE reserves the right to add a fourth presentation to a session that includes only three.


Full sessions can be submitted here

Individual Works

An individual work may be based on a full paper or on an abstract only. Abstracts should be concise and communicate clearly the work’s contribution. Full papers should include a cover page with an abstract and author names and affiliations. If accepted, USAEE will organize individual works into sessions.


Individual works can be submitted here


Student Opportunities

A presented paper or poster presentation that is based on work done primarily by one or more students (the IAEE definition of a student is available here) is eligible for Best Student Paper and Best Student Poster awards. Authors of submissions that fit these criteria will be contacted regarding award nominations.

Student participants will have the option to sign-up on their registration form for shared accommodations at the conference to reduce the cost of attendance.

Conference Attendance

At least one author of an accepted presentation must pay the registration fee and attend the conference in-person to present the work. Each speaker may present only one work at the conference but can be co-author of multiple presented works.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for receipt of full sessions and individual works is June 9, 2023. Authors will be notified of acceptance by approximately the end of July.

Questions / Additional Information

For all inquiries, please contact Ramteen Sioshansi at rsioshan@andrew.cmu.edu


Topics of Interest

Contributions are welcomed covering all areas of energy economics including, but not limited to the following list that is based on the scope and topics that are covered by IAEE’s two journals, The Energy Journal and Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy. Topics that are related to energy or environmental economics that are not listed specifically are encouraged.
  • Energy and environmental issues or policy
  • Petroleum
  • Electricity or energy markets
  • Energy, environment, and developing countries
  • Natural gas
  • Gasoline demand analysis
  • OPEC+ and oil markets
  • Renewable energy
  • Coal
  • Distributed generation
  • Econometric modeling
  • Alternative transportation fuels
  • Energy efficiency
  • Regulatory economics
  • Energy taxation
  • Market power or competition policy
  • Interfuel substitution
  • Nuclear power
  • Transportation and transportation policy
  • Emissions trading (e.g., SO2 and CO2)
  • Carbon-emissions reduction
  • Objectives and instruments in climate policy
  • Infrastructure regulation and regulatory policy
  • Institutions for policy formation and enforcement
  • Sustainability of energy systems
  • Energy systems in city planning
  • Demand response
  • Energy security
  • Technology and innovation policy
  • Natural-resources policy for energy-extractive industries
  • Taxation and fiscal policy
  • Private-public partnership in energy industries


November 6- 8, 2023 • Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park