Natural Resource Economics offers original research in a multitude of environmental issues. Here you'll find synopses and links to full research reports.

August 2018

This report describes the potential economic costs that Oregon’s households, businesses, communities, and governments will incur in the near future—perhaps in the year ahead, perhaps not until mid-century—if they and their counterparts around the world continue to behave in a business-as-usual manner, so that the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases would continue to grow at rates similar to those seen in recent years.

July 28, 2016

The sale of timber from federal and state lands in western Oregon declined in the 1990s in large part because of resistance to below-cost timber sales, in which sale revenues didn't cover the costs that logging imposed directly on taxpayers and indirectly on non-timber sectors of the economy. Using peer-reviewed research and data recently developed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), this study shows that today's below-cost timber sales are far more severe than those of the 1990s.