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The program in Environmental and Resource Economics explores the relationships between environmental quality, economic prosperity, and human behavior. Students and faculty from departments across the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are using economics to analyze policy regarding some of today’s most critical environmental and natural resource issues.

pERE offers courses, seminars and an opportunity to work and study in a vibrant community of some of the nation’s leading scholars in environmental and resource economics. Its faculty serve on major government advisory bodies, editorial boards, and have been visiting scholars at universities around the globe. Their expertise ranges from environmental law and regulatory policy to advanced methods for the analysis of ecological-economic problems.

A weekly pERE graduate seminar provides students and faculty the opportunity to obtain feedback on work in progress and brings outside speakers in to present to the group. Courses offered through the program in environmental and resource economics cover modern economic theory and its application to problems in environmental regulation, environmental quality, and natural resource management.