At the Department of Resource Economics, we tackle complex questions about how to use our environmental, natural and human resources. By researching important societal problems and gathering and analyzing data, we offer policy solutions that move the needle on today’s most pressing issues. Our undergraduate and graduate programs focus on industrial organization, environmental economics, and natural resource economics. And our award-winning faculty produces groundbreaking research that impacts how we approach our world.
The department of Resource Economics is pleased to present the Fall 2021 seminar series featuring:
Friday, September 24, 10:30am-12:00pm | Stockbridge Hall 303 | John Hamman, Department of Economics, Florida State University
Friday, October 1, 10:30am-12:00pm | Stockbridge Hall 303 | Jordi Teixidó, School of Economics, University of Barcelona
Friday, October 15, 10:30am-12:00pm | Stockbridge Hall 303 | Brock Stoddard, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University
Friday, October 29, 10:30am-12:00pm | Stockbridge Hall 303 | Silke Forbes, Department of Economics, Tufts University
Friday, November 12, 10:30am-12:00pm | Stockbridge Hall 303 | Kenneth Gillingham, School of the Environment, School of Management, & Department of Economics, Yale University
As high temperatures become more frequent and intense due to climate change, UMass Amherst scientists are developing interdisciplinary research aimed at helping communities increase resilience to extreme heat by monitoring physiological, mental and behavioral health factors.
Tauhidur Rahman, assistant professor of computer and information sciences, and social scientist Jamie Mullins, assistant professor of resource economics,received a $75,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation’s Smart and Connected Communities program to fund their project.
Resource Economics associate professor Christine L. Crago is co-PI on two grants totaling $6.3 million from the National Science Foundation. The grants will fund a new graduate training program, ELevating Equity VAlues in the Transition of the Energy System (ELEVATE) which aims to ensure that the transformation of the electric grid is both sustainable and benefits all members of society equitably, an aspect of energy transition not often considered in policymaking or public discourse. “I’m really excited to be looking at equity and distributional impacts of the renewable energy transition,” says Dr. Crago. “As we promote an energy system dominated by renewable energy, we want to carefully consider the impact of more renewables on energy prices and control of energy assets, and their subsequent impacts on equity.”