Camp Resources XXIII

Next generation of leaders in environmental economics attend Camp Resources 2016!

Over 50 graduate students, young professionals, faculty and senior mentors from around the country gathered in Wrightsville Beach, NC, on August 7 – 9, 2016 to discuss current research in environmental and resource economics.  Camp Resources — now in its 23rd year — is an internationally known summer intensive workshop where the next generation of scholars present their work to each other, and to senior faculty and mentors from universities, government agencies, and think-tanks from around the country.


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Imelda, University of Hawaii

Students from 17 universities from across the country, including University of Wyoming, Stanford, University of Hawai’i, UC-Santa Barbara, and University of Illinois-Urbana Champagne, presented their work in progress this summer.  Also presenting at this year’s conference were faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and professional economists from the University of South Carolina, Ohio University, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center.


Meri Davlasheridze, University of Texas – Galveston

We invite you to explore the full schedule, with links to presentation slides, as well as learn about past Camp Resources at our workshops page.



Margaret Walls, RFF Senior Fellow, presents lunchtime keynote

Additional highlights from Camp included a discussion on “Our National Parks at 100” by Resources for the Future economist, Margaret Walls, pictured to the left; and a lunchtime panel discussion by Ken Gillingham, Yale University, and Billy Pizer, Duke University on “Environmental Economics in U.S. Policymaking.”  Also at Camp this year, was an afternoon panel discussion on on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill entitled, “Revealed Preference Estimates of the Natural Resource Damages from the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill” with guest speakers Adam Domanski, NOAA, Frank Lupi, Michigan State University, and Camp Resources co-organizer, Roger von Haefen, NC State.


In addition to a stellar line-up of research presentations, Camp Resources provides attendees a relaxed environment with two evening receptions to discuss their research with each other and senior economists as well as develop opportunities for collaboration.

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Former CEnREP Director, Kerry Smith, with CEnREP alumnus, Casey Wichman


Camp Resources XXIII gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organizations that helped to make this year’s Camp Resources possible:

 Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Industrial Economics
Resources for the Future