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
- Natural Resource Governance Seminar Series: held in collaboration with the Department of Economics, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, and Maurer School of Law (see Conferences & Lectures).
- 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 (see Conferences & Lectures).
- Ostrom Lecture on Environmental Policy: given annually in the spring semester by a distinguished scholar-in-residence.
February 22, 2017 • "Who Owns the Environment? Lessons from the Legacy of Elinor Ostrom," by Terry Anderson of the Hoover Institution [Archive Live Stream]
- 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.
"New program director ready to dive into new academic year."Inside IU Bloomington, September 21, 2016
"Clearing the Smoke from Wildfire Policy: An Economic Perspective."PERC Policy Series, no. 56, 2016
Podcast with Dean Lueck: "Clearing the Smoke from Wildfire Policy: An Economic Perspective," August 26, 2016
"Burning Economic Issues Behind America’s Wildfire Problem,"New York Times, August 18, 2016
Michael Alexeev, Economics
Shahzeen Z. Attari, School of Public & Environmental Affairs
William Blomquist , Political Science, IUPUI
Eduardo S. Brondizio, Anthropology
Tom Evans, Geography
James Farmer, Recreation, Park, & Tourism Studies
Burney Fischer, School of Public & Environmental Affairs
David Konisky, School of Public & Environmental Affairs
Kerry Krutilla, School of Public & Environmental Affairs
Sarah Mincey, School of Public & Environmental Affairs/IPE
Jessica O'Reilly, International Studies
Kenneth Richards, School of Public & Environmental Affairs
Scott Shackelford, Kelley, Business Law and Ethics
Jessica Steinberg, International Studies
Nikos Zirogiannis, School of Public & Environmental Affairs