Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics focuses on addressing human interactions with natural systems. At UNM, out studies are transdisciplinary, combining, for example, economics with biology, hydrology, chemistry, and engineering.

We address some of the most pressing problems in the world and in the state of New Mexico including (but not limited to) climate change, drought, forest fires, water and water quality, energy, environmental health, and invasive species.

Our goals are not only to understand the impact of humans and their economic pursuits on the natural world, but also to provide policymakers with improved information with which to develop management policies that provide economic opportunity and long-term environmental and resource viability.


Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Faculty

Robert P. Berrens, PhD, Oregon State University

Janie M. Chermak, PhD, Colorado School of Mines

Andrew Goodkind, PhD, University of Minnesota

Benjamin Jones, PhD, University of New Mexico

Jingjing Wang, PhD, UC Riverside

Xiaoyang Wang, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign