Asheville hosts Camp Resources XXVI workshop
The 26th annual Camp Resources workshop was held on August 12-13, 2019, at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina. Initiated in 1993 by NCSU Agricultural and Resource Economics Professor V. Kerry Smith, the workshop provides an opportunity for graduate students and early career professionals in environmental economics to present their research to senior faculty and leaders in the field.
This year’s workshop was attended by more than 60 graduate students, young professionals, and senior faculty and researchers from across the nation. 35 attendees presented during the workshop. Presentations topics spanned the full spectrum of environmental and resource economics, ranging from marine conservation, natural hazard mitigation, sustainable forestry, and climate change. Each talk was followed by a discussion period where presenters received constructive feedback from the audience. In addition, Bryan Parthum, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, provided a learning tutorial on cutting-edge research methods utilizing web-sourced data, and Steve Newbold (University of Wyoming) and Kevin Boyle (Virginia Tech) led a policy discussion of the recent Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.
Camp Resources XXVI was co-sponsored by CEnREP, Resources for the Future, Industrial Economics, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (Elsevier), and the Georgia Tech School of Economics.