Driven to Succeed

Our student affiliates join CEnREP from a variety of departments across NC State and have a broad array of interests. At CEnREP, you’ll find an inviting environment that will challenge you and offer you the opportunity to grow and excel.

Courses and Programs

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

Graduate Courses

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 (M.A. level)
  • Econ890, UNC-CH, Theory of Environmental Policy: Taxes and Permits (M.A./Ph.D. level)
  • ENV520, Duke, Resource and Environmental Economics (M.A. level)
  • PUBPOL607/ENV563, Duke, Economic Analysis and Evaluation for Public Health and Environment (M.A. level)
  • ENV 680, Duke, Economics of Forest Resources (M.A. level)
  • ENV538/PPS582, Duke, Global Environmental Health: Economics & Policy (M.A. level)
  • PPS580S, Duke, Water Cooperation and Conflict (M.A. level)
  • ENV640 and PPS585, Duke, Climate Change Economics and Policy (M.A. level)
  • ECG829, Duke, Natural Resource Economics (Ph.D. level)
  • ENV881.09/881.10, Duke, Hedonics and Non-Market Valuation Equilibrium Sorting (Ph.D. level)
  • ENV851/PPS827, Duke, Environmental and Development Economics (Ph.D. level)

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Student Affiliates

Avery Dobbins

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Economics

Office: Nelson Hall 4332

Avery Dobbins is a Ph.D. student in the North Carolina State University Economics Department. His research interests include Agricultural and... Read More a

Richard Li

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Economics

Curriculum Vitae
Office: Nelson Hall 4223-D

Richard Li is a doctoral student in Economics at NC State University. His primary research interests are environmental and resource economics,... Read More a

Student Placement

Undergraduate students who have worked with CEnREP faculty have entered 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

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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.

Funding and Resources

Recent funding sources for CEnREP affiliated student stipends and/or data collection efforts

Doctoral students also have opportunities for teaching in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Department of Economics. CEnREP affiliated students have taught ARE336: Introduction to Environmental Policy.

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


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