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Seminar Series

An occasional seminar series featuring research by prominent scholars in areas such as agricultural, energy, environmental, regional, and resource economics. For more information on this series, please contact the seminar organizer, Heather Stephens, at

Resource Economics and Management faculty also participate in other seminars across West Virginia University, including those organized the Regional Resource Institute and the Department of Economics.

Upcoming Speakers:

"A Machine Learning Approach to Estimate Visual Amenity Values"

Timothy Hamilton
Associate Professor of Economics
University of Richmond

"Best Management Practices and Nutrient Reduction: An Integrated Economic-Hydrological Model of the Western Lake Erie Basin"

Elena Irwin
Professor of Agricultural, Development and Environmental Economics
Faculty Director and Co-Founder of the Sustainability Institute
Ohio State University

Past Speakers:

"Liquified Natural Gas Markets: Recent History and Potential"

Peter Hartley 
Mitchell Professor of Economics and Rice Scholar in Energy Studies 
Rice University 

"Follow the money: Aggregate, sectoral and spatial effects of an energy boom on local earnings" 

Mark Partridge
Professor and C. William Chair of Rural-Urban Policy
Ohio State University 

"Terrorism in Africa: Challenges, Research and Possible Solutions"
Soji Adelaja

Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy
Michigan State University

"Avoided Emissions and Water Usage from Rooftop Solar Photovoltaics and Electric Vehicles in Austin, Texas Mueller Neighborhood" 

Beia Spiller
Senior Economist
Environmental Defense Fund