The Program on Natural Resource Governance was created in 2016 to develop a network of scholars to examine the institutions that govern natural resources. The program supports and disseminates the work of its network of scholars, which includes scholars from IU and around the world. At IU, the program draws on faculty from Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Law, Political Science, the School of Global & International Studies, and the School of Public & Environmental Affairs. The study of natural resources has a long tradition at the Ostrom Workshop, and the program will continue to build on that tradition.
Natural Resource Governance
Time is the natural resource in shortest supply.”
— Elinor Ostrom
Without some knowledge of what would be achieved with alternative institutional arrangements, it is impossible to
choose sensibly among them.”
— Ronald Coase
- Ostrom Lecture on Environmental Policy: Given annually in the spring semester by a distinguished scholar-in-residence.
- Symposium on Natural Resource Governance for Young Scholars: Ten young scholars from around the country will convene at the Workshop on November 14–16, 2018, to present their research projects on a wide range of topics. The symposium is by invitation only.
- Natural Resource Governance Seminar Series: Held in collaboration with the Department of Economics (schedule), School of Public & Environmental Affairs (schedule), and Maurer School of Law (schedule).
- Natural Resource Governance Speaker Series: Occasional lectures and roundtables given by faculty at IU and around the country.
- Ostrom Workshop Colloquium Series: Natural resource scholars will be a regular and integral component of the series.
- Occasional Ostrom Symposium on Natural Resource Governance: Invited event to be held in the fall and comprised of original papers presented for discussion.
- Outreach and Collaboration: Ongoing project with innovative organizations including the Research Group in Natural Resources Law at the University of Oslo, and the Classical Liberal Institute at NYU School of Law.
- Visiting Scholars: The program will host visiting scholars working on natural resource topics.
“The Insight and the Legacy of the Theory of Share Tenancy” (with Douglas Allen), special issue, Man and the Economy: The Journal of the Coase Society, online June 16, 2018.
"The Evolution and Organization of Environmental Agencies: From Game Laws to Hierarchical Bureaucracy," presentation at the Symposium on Land, Resources, and Environmental Agencies, Notre Dame Law & Economics Program, Oct. 23, 2017.
"Property Institutions and the Limits of Coase."Journal of Institutional Economics 13(4) (2017): 793–800.
IU Program Affiliates
Michael Alexeev, Economics
Shahzeen Attari, SPEA
William Blomquist , Political Science, IUPUI
Eduardo S. Brondizio, Anthropology
Sanya Carley, SPEA
Jackson Dorsey, Business Economics and Public Policy
Jon Eldon, SPEA
James Farmer, Recreation, Park, & Tourism Studies
Burney Fischer, SPEA
Robert Fischman, Maurer School of Law
Alex Hollingsworth, SPEA
David Konisky, SPEA
Ore Koren, Political Science
Kerry Krutilla, SPEA
Sarah Mincey, SPEA/IPE
Gary Motz, Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Jessica O'Reilly, International Studies
Kenneth Richards, SPEA
Scott Shackelford, Kelley, Business Law and Ethics
Jessica Steinberg, International Studies
Gustavo Torrens, Economics
Nikos Zirogiannis, SPEA