The Center for Environmental and Resource Economics Policy (CEnREP) provides leadership in economic research and outreach programs to foster forward-thinking environmental policy for North Carolina and the nation. CEnREP accomplishes these objectives by fostering multidisciplinary, policy-driven research to solve today’s most pressing environmental and natural resource problems.
CEnREP faculty are economists in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Department of Economics at NC State, who work on collaborative research with natural and social scientists throughout the Research Triangle and surrounding regions of North Carolina.
- Agriculture, energy, and the environment
- Benefit-Cost analysis
- Economic impacts of climate change
- Environmental valuation methods
- Futures and options markets
- Land use policy
- Natural resources and public policy
- Program evaluation
- Renewable energy policy
- Risk analysis, valuation, and management
- Water demand management
- Water quality management
In addition to publishing high-quality policy research, CEnREP scholars advise and train policymakers and practitioners by organizing educational and training workshops, disseminating non-technical versions of our research in popular media outlets. Faculty also serve on advisory boards for organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Water Resource Research Institute of North Carolina as well as the North Carolina Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change and the Offshore Energy Exploration Study Committee of the North Carolina General Assembly.
CEnREP faculty receive support for their research projects from diverse sources including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Hewlett Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.