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W&L's Kahn Keynotes International Conference

James R. Kahn, the John F. Hendon Professor of Economics and director of Environmental Studies at Washington and Lee, has been invited to provide one of the keynote addresses at the 2011 LOICZ Open Science Conference in Yantei, China, in September 2011. LOICZ, the Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone, is an international research institute, based in Germany

The title of Kahn’s presentation is “Think Globally but Model Locally: The Use of Panel Data in Estimating Behavioral Models of the Relationships Between Human Behavior and Environmental Change.”

According to the organizers, the aim of the LOICZ OSC 2011 on “Coastal Systems, Global Change and Sustainability” is to bring together the international research community working on land-ocean issues, show-case the width and scope of ongoing research, help to build a community in this highly interdisciplinary field, and to inspire new research, theory building and applied science.