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.

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, 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.

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
Nikos ZirogiannisSchool of Public & Environmental Affairs