Natural Resource Governance

Professor Dean Lueck 
Director, Program on Natural Resource Governance
812/856–4522   /   lueck@indiana.edu

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 2017 Events

Natural Resource Governance Speaker Series:

Watch Live Stream

  • November 3 · 4:00–5:00 p.m., Ostrom Workshop, 513 N. Park
    Roundtable on Carbon Taxes with Kenneth Richards (IU, SPEA)
  • December 6 · 12:00–1:00 p.m., Ostrom Workshop, 513 N. Park
    Roundtable on the Economics of Environmental Voting with Gustavo Torrens (IU, Economics)

Natural Resource Governance Seminar Series (series held in collaboration with Economics [schedule], SPEA [schedule], and Law):

  • November 17 · 4:00–5:30 p.m., Dept of Economics, Wylie 015
    Dominic Parker, University of Wisconsin, "TBA"
  • December 1 · 2:00–3:30 p.m., SPEA, O'Neill Graduate Center, Room A225
    Sarah Anderson, UC Santa Barbara, "TBA"

Spring 2018 Events

  • February 5 · 4:30–6:00 p.m., Maurer School of Law, Baier Hall 216
    Hannah Wiseman, Florida State University
  • SPRING 2018 [Date/Time: TBD] • IU Bloomington
    The second annual Ostrom Lecture on Environmental Policy will be presented by Barton (Buzz) Thompson, Stanford Law School, Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Past 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

Program Components

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ostrom Lecture on Environmental Policy: given annually in the spring semester by a distinguished scholar-in-residence.
  • 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.

Program Affiliates

Huntington Beach

Michael Alexeev, Economics
Shahzeen AttariSchool of Public & Environmental Affairs
William Blomquist Political Science, IUPUI
Eduardo S. BrondizioAnthropology
Tom EvansGeography
James FarmerRecreation, Park, & Tourism Studies
Burney FischerSchool of Public & Environmental Affairs
David KoniskySchool of Public & Environmental Affairs
Kerry KrutillaSchool of Public & Environmental Affairs
Sarah MinceySchool of Public & Environmental Affairs/IPE
Jessica O'ReillyInternational Studies
Kenneth RichardsSchool of Public & Environmental Affairs
Scott ShackelfordKelley, Business Law and Ethics
Jessica SteinbergInternational Studies
Gustavo Torrens, Economics

Nikos ZirogiannisSchool of Public & Environmental Affairs