Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

For more than 30 years, we have been conducting economic analyses to support the development and evaluation of environmental and natural resource management policies.

Capabilities

We combine in-depth understanding of environmental and natural resource management policies with a broad range of analytical capabilities. These capabilities include the development and application of a large variety of economic modeling techniques, designed to assess the benefits and costs of policy options. They also include the design of cost-effective policy instruments. Our goal is to apply science-based analytical methods in which economics is the integrating discipline, complemented by such other disciplines as environmental engineering, environmental chemistry and toxicology, and risk assessment.

Experience

Our environmental economics work helps to overcome challenges facing the U.S. and other countries. Our economists support RTI's wide-ranging work in domestic air, water, and land resources issues, and they contribute to our work in international environmental resource management. The breadth of our experience in economic analyses of environmental and natural resource management policies is demonstrated in our projects, publications, and presentations.

Triangle Resource and Environmental Economics (TREE) Seminar Series

RTI cohosts and coordinates the Triangle Resource and Environmental Economics (TREE) Seminar Series with North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Duke University. Each year, invited experts in environmental economics present papers at NCSU and at RTI during the fall and spring academic semesters. Information about the seminar series, both past and present, is available at http://www.ncsu.edu/cenrep/workshops/TREE/index.php.

Experts

Michael P. Gallaher
Director, Technology, Energy, and the Environment
George L. Van Houtven
Director, Ecosystem Services Research
Carol Mansfield
Senior Economist
Brooks Depro
Program Manager and Senior Economist