Environment & 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

Program Components

  • 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 14–15, 2019, 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.