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College of Management class. PHOTO BY ROGER WINSTEAD

Courses, Programs and Degrees

CEnREP faculty teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate level economics courses focused on environmental economics, policy, and natural resource management.  Our undergraduate courses count not only for the agribusiness management and economics majors, but also fulfill credits for the general education requirements for all NC State undergraduates. Our graduate courses are integrated into the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in economics, with “environmental economics” being one of the fields that graduate students may focus on in the Economics Ph.D. program.

Below is a list of the courses we teach, as well as information about more educational opportunities throughout the Triangle region. For additional details on CEnREP affiliate courses, including schedules, click on the NC State’s course catalog.

Undergraduate Courses

ARE 336, Introduction to Resource and Environmental Economics, Recent Syllabus

ARE 495, Energy Economics and Policy; Recent Syllabus

FOR 319, Forest Economics, Recent Syllabus, Recent Syllabus

Graduate Courses

ECG 515, Environmental and Resource Policy (MA-level course); Recent Syllabus

ECG 590, Dynamic Environmental and Resource Management, Recent Syllabus

FOR 519, Forest Economics (MA-level course); Recent Syllabus

PA 550, Environmental Policy; Recent Syllabus

PA 598, Energy Policy; Course Flyer

ECG 715, Environmental and Resource Economics (PhD-level course); Recent Syllabus

ECG 716, Topics in Environmental and Resource Economics (PhD-level course); Recent Syllabus

ECG 790, Empirical Methods for Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics, Recent Syllabus

Graduate Courses at Other Triangle Universities:

Graduate students at NC State, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may take courses at the other two institutions at no additional cost, helping to foster an outstanding community of environmental economics scholarship in the Triangle region.  Below is a listing of graduate courses at Duke and UNC-CH with recent syllabi.
  • ENVR685/PLAN 685, UNC-CH, Water and Sanitation Planning and Policy in Developing Countries (MA-level Course)
  • Econ890, UNC-CH, Theory of Environmental Policy: Taxes and Permits (MA/PhD-level course)
  • ENV520, Duke, Resource and Environmental Economics (MA-level course)
  • PUBPOL607/ENV563, Duke, Economic Analysis and Evaluation for Public Health and Environment (MA-level course)
  • ENV 680, Duke, Economics of Forest Resources (MA-level course)
  • ENV538/PPS582, Duke, Global Environmental Health: Economics & Policy (MA-level course)
  • PPS580S, Duke, Water Cooperation and Conflict (MA-level course)
  • ENV640 & PPS585, Duke, Climate Change Economics and Policy (MA-level course)
  • ECG829, Duke, Natural Resource Economics (PhD-level course)
  • ENV881.09/881.10, Duke, Hedonics and Non-Market Valuation Equilibrium Sorting (PhD-level course)
  • ENV851/PPS827, Duke, Environmental and Development Economics (PhD-level course)

CEnREP Student Affiliates

Elise Tugba Kaya

Ph.D. Candidate
Forestry and Environmental Resources


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Student Placement

Undergraduate students who have worked with CEnREP faculty have gone on to graduate programs in a variety of fields including:

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Public health
  • Social work

Past graduate students and post-doctoral researchers affiliated with CEnREP have accepted positions at:

  • Arizona State University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • East Carolina University
  • Economic Research Service, USDA
  • McKinsey & Company
  • RTI International (multiple)
  • The Ohio State University
  • Office of Policy, US Department of Transportation
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • University of Nevada-Reno
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Southern California*
  • University of Tennessee
  • US EPA, National Center for Environmental Economics (multiple)
  • Virginia Tech
  • Washington State University
  • Wells Fargo
  • Williams College

* Post-doctoral positions


Student Opportunities

CEnREP sponsors a bi-monthly luncheon colloquium in which faculty and students with interests in environmental and resource economics informally present research to receive early feedback on their projects.

Graduate students regularly participate in Camp Resources, an annual conference organized by CEnREP, and attend the Triangle Resource and Environmental Economics (TREE) Seminar Series which CEnREP co-sponsors with Duke, UNC-CH and RTI International to bring in scholars from around the country to present cutting-edge research.

Doctoral candidates engage with CEnREP faculty in current research projects, many of which fund the student’s progress toward their degree or fund the data collection necessary for their dissertation work.

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Funding & Resources

Recent funding sources for CEnREP affilliated student stipends and/or data collection efforts have been provided by:

Doctoral students also have opportunities for teaching in the department of agricultural and resource economics and the department of economics, and CEnREP affiliated students have taught ARE336: Introduction to Environmental Policy.

CEnREP also provides office space, computing facilities, and limited travel grants for affiliated students.