Mon Mar 30 2015   

Program on Economics, Law, & the Environment


The first of its kind in the nation, Program on Economics, Law, & the Environment (ELE) is a collaborative reseach and education initiative of The University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The program generates research on contemporary issues related to the use and conservation of environmental and natural resources, taking an innovative interdisciplinary approach to pair economic insights with theory, institutions, and practice of law.

The ELE Program is another example of The University of Arizona's deep and growing strength in environmental science, law, and policy. The Program broadens the social science wing of this growing field, complementing the Institute for the Study of the Planet Earth, the Eller College of Management, the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, the Southwest Center, the School of Natural Resources; the Water Resources Research Center; he Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research; and various other departments such as Anthropology ad Geography.


In addition to the individual and collaborative efforts of faculty, the ELE Program supports a regular workshop which hosts renowned scholars in economics, law, and related disciplines to present original research on environmental and natural resource topics. ELE also hosts and sponsors academic symposia and public forums on environmental policy.


For more information, visit the ELE Web site at