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Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment: Policy, Markets, and Economic Measurement

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Catherine M. Keske, Ph.D.

Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Catherine Keske is a research scientist at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at University of Colorado-Boulder, where she holds several grants through the National Science Foundation. Dr. Keske specializes in energy, mountain ecosystem, and environmental economics research. Most of her research is interdisciplinary; she frequently collaborates with engineers, natural scientists, legal scholars, and other economists.

Here are a couple of examples of her work: Total Cost Electricity Pricing: A Market Solution for Increasingly Rigorous Environmental Standards (Keske, Evans, Iverson, 2012) and Keske, Hoag, Brandess, and Johnson (2013): Is it economically feasible for farmers to grow their own fuel? A study of Camelina sativa produced in the western United States as an on-farm biofuel.

Dr. Keske’s research has also been featured on Mali National News

And on National Public Radio

Dr. Keske teaches LAWS 4452 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics. She also teaches LAWS 4500 Public Utility Regulation.