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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 has been teaching at the Law School since 2008.

She is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and part of the newly established Boreal Ecosystems Research Initiative (BERI). She is also a research scientist at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at University of Colorado-Boulder.

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 few examples of her work: Total Cost Electricity Pricing: A Market Solution for Increasingly Rigorous Environmental Standards (Keske, Evans, Iverson, 2012); 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; and, Keske, C.M.H., and A. Mayer (2014) Visitor willingness to pay U.S. Forest Service recreation fees in New West rural mountain economies.

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