About CEnREP

About CEnREP

Who We Are

CEnREP faculty are economists in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and around campus who work on collaborative research with engineers, natural scientists, and social scientists throughout the Research Triangle and surrounding regions of North Carolina.

Our Core Research

CEnREP faculty and affiliated students have interests in a variety of areas, including the following:

  • Agriculture, energy, and the environment
  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Economic impacts of climate change
  • Renewable energy policy
  • Risk analysis, valuation, and management
  • Ecosystem service valuation
  • Adaptive management
  • Land use policy
  • Natural resources and public policy
  • Program and policy evaluation
  • Water demand management
  • Water quality management


In addition to publishing high-quality policy research, CEnREP scholars advise and train policymakers and practitioners by organizing educational and training workshops, disseminating non-technical versions of our research in popular media outlets.

Faculty also serve on advisory boards for organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Water Resource Research Institute of North Carolina as well as the North Carolina Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change and the Offshore Energy Exploration Study Committee of the North Carolina General Assembly.

CEnREP faculty receive support for their research projects from diverse sources including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Interior, the Hewlett Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.


CEnREP is housed in Nelson Hall on NC State University’s North Campus.

Contact Us

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North Carolina Sea Grant

Center for Geospatial Analytics

Genetic Engineering and Society Center

Department of the Interior – SE Climate Science Center

College of Natural Resources

Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy – Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program

WASH Cluster – Wash Sanitation Hygiene

North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Department of Applied Ecology