We Harness the Power of Economics for Environmental Stewardship

The Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy consists of faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and around campus working on collaborative research with engineers, natural scientists and social scientists in the Research Triangle and surrounding regions of North Carolina.

Our Core Research

CEnREP faculty and affiliated students have interests in a variety of areas:

  • 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

CEnREP scholars publish policy research, advise and train policymakers, organize educational and training workshops and work with the media to translate their research into the world.

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

Research projects are supported by such organizations as the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Interior, the Hewlett Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.