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.
Fall 2019 Events
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 convened at the Workshop on November 15–16, 2018, to present their research projects on a wide range of topics.
- 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.