A new paper by Professor Nathan Chan and his coauthors examine how research in environmental economics may systematically overlook issues of environmental and racial justice. This paper offers specific examples of how racial inequity may be furthered by work in the field through welfare and valuation methods, policy modeling choices, and treatment of the commons. Chan documents opportunities to improve the field by better considering how racial inequity may affect and be affected by Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (ENRE) analysis.
You can find the working paper and press release through Resources for the Future. The paper will also be published at the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy in the coming months, once they have completed the editorial process.