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Call For Papers: New Directions in Commodities Research
“New Directions in Commodities Research” is an international commodities symposium at the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities, University of Colorado Denver, Aug. 10-11, 2017. It brings together global thought leaders and prominent stakeholders to discuss critical thinking and new research. The conference hosts invite submissions of scholarly work from all areas of commodities. Industry participants are encouraged to submit papers that provide current industry perspectives and challenges that could provide interesting research questions for academics. The deadline is Feb. 15, 2017. Click here

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Payne Institute partners with AGI to host forumThe Payne Institute teamed up with the American Geosciences Institute to host a series of events on the Mines campus that focused on the High Plains Aquifer. A free film screening of “Written on Water” took place Oct. 26, followed by the AGI Critical Issues Forum, Oct. 27-28.Read more

Reasonable Expectations for Mine Closure
Colorado School of Mines will convened a high-level summit on the closure of abandoned, historic mines on Nov. 17 in Golden, CO. The event focused on closure expectations, motivated by the problem of environmental, social, and economic impact. Read More

Spark! Unpacking the Politics of Energy in Colorado 
The Payne Institute teamed up with Inside Energy on Sept. 8 to explore everything Colorado’s energy portfolio stands to lose, gain or change in the 2016 election. Read more

Ian Lange quoted on Inside Energy piece “The Electricity Mix in the Western Grid is Changing Before Our Eyes." Read more

Payne Institute Sponsors First CSM Online Course Offering.  Dr. Jill Engel-Cox presents a 3 credit-hour graduate course entitled “Communication of Environmental Information (EBGN598)”.  This fully on-line course provides students and professionals an opportunity to develop important engineering and environmental communication skills.  Read more

The Payne Institute Goes On-Air Dr. Lange was a guest speaker on a Knowledge@Wharton radio broadcast and his remarks were quoted  in a story and used on air for two Colorado Public Radio Segments. Read More

Payne Institute at the 2016 AERE Summer Conference Eight members of the Division of Economics and Business presented research at the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists’ annual Summer Conference. Read More 

The Payne Institute at the ASSA 2016 Annual Conference Dr. Peter Maniloff presented a paper at the Allied Social Science Association 2016 Annual Conference. This is one of the preeminent conferences in economics.  The paper, entitled “Leakage in Subnational Climate Policy”, was coauthored with Harrison Fell.

The Payne Institute Featured on an Expert Panel Dr. Ian Lange participates as an expert at a live Inside Energy event in Laramie, Wyoming in April. Read More

Payne Institute for Earth Resources Annual Policy Conference "Local Solutions to Global Problems:Designing Energy and Environmental Policy in an Interconnected World", Feb. 25-26, Oxford Hotel- Denver, Colorado. Read More

The Payne Institute and Colorado Public Radio Dr. Ian Lange was quoted by Colorado Public Radio on the topic "Lift Crude Oil Export Ban Expected to Expire While Renewable Credits Continue." Read More

Payne Institute Launches Visiting Scholar Program Visiting Scholars: Ralph Mastromonaco, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Oregon (August 10th-September 10th, 2015) and Kevin Novan, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis From (September 14th- October 13th, 2015). Read More

Payne Institute for Earth Resources Named Originally established as the Earth Resources Institute in 2014, this new $5 million investment by Jim and Arlene Payne not only renames the organization, but enables the Payne Institute to propel its growth and enhance Mines’ role as a global public policy leader in these focus areas. Read More

Payne Institute Distinguished Lecture Distinguished lecturer Adam Sieminski is the administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration. On October 29th, Mr. Sieminski will lecture on the topic of 2015's Annual Energy Outlook. Read More 

Mini-Grant Awardees Present Research Four teams of interdisciplinary researchers present results from research efforts.

Dr. Harrison Fell, Dr. Jared Carbone, Dr. Pete Maniloff and PhD Students Matt Doyle and Jacquelyn Pless, presented at the 2015 AERE Summer Conference. Read More

Payne Institute is pleased to announce that four teams of CSM researches are awarded mini-grants for collaborations on engineering/science and policy analysis research. Funding is provided by the Grandey Endowment, CERSE, and the CSM Office of Research. Read More

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Dr. Carol Dahl is named a Senior Fellow of the Payne Institute. Dr. Dahl is an internationally renowned energy economist with a strong public policy emphasis. Read More  

Dr. Edward J. Balistreri delivered two presentations at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) annual Integrated Assessment Modeling (IAM) meetings September 1st and 2nd.  The presentations covered the methods and strategies employed to calibrate NCAR's long-horizon models of global economic growth to the Shared Socioeconomic reference Pathway (SSP) scenarios used in climate change research.

Dr. Ian Lange was quoted in the article about coal leases on federal lands. Read More

Dr. Jared Carbone and Dr. Ed Balistreri are named to the Economy-Wide Modeling Panel. The panel provides advice to EPA on the appropriate role of economy-wide modeling of the costs and benefits of air regulations in informing the regulatory process. Read More 

Dr. Ian Lange gave a talk on behavioral economics and some of his research related to encouraging clean energy technologies at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 

Division Director Michael Walls Participates in President's Council Connection- A virtual event for members of the President’s Council and other loyal Mines donors. Insight on CSM's new policy initiative, mission, strategies, and action plans are discussed for the Payne Institute. Watch Webinar

The Payne Institute is pleased to announce the establishment of the Gerald and Tina Grandey Mini-Grant Endowment to support inter-disciplinary research.This fund supports CSM faculty research that integrates public policy research with other science and engineering research on campus. Mini-grants will be awarded to CSM faculty to motivate this effort. Read More

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Assistant Professor Peter Maniloff is quoted in EnergyWire discussing the long-term effect of cutting well drilling on shale oil in the U.S.  Dr. Maniloff, an energy and environmental economics professor in the Division said momentum will keep U.S. shale oil production rising until output from new wells drops off sharply over the course of about 18 months. "By mid-2015, wells that were drilled in January 2014 will be only a fraction of their former selves," Maniloff said. "The fact that we are cutting well drilling now will start to have an effect a year from now."

Professor Harrison Fell was quoted in a recent Denver Post article on the decline in coal production in Colorado.Read More. Read More

Professor Harrison Fell presents his co-authored paper paper "A one-two punch: Joint effects of natural gas abundance and renewables on coal-fired power plants" at University of Wyoming's Department of Economics Seminar Series.

On December 15, 2014, Dr. Peter Maniloff was quoted on KUNC - Community Radio for Northern Colorado -  regarding dipping oil prices and what to watch for in Colorado. Read More

Dr. Ian Lange was quoted in the Denver Post on December 15, 2014 regarding the New Elk coal mine bankruptcy near Trinidad. Read More

Dr. Ian Lange presented a paper entitled “Determining the success of carbon capture and storage projects” at the CESifo Energy and Climate Economic Research Network Conference on October 18th. Read More

Dr. Harrison Fell travelled to Berlin in October to present work on possible reforms to the EU-ETS at DIW Berlin. This work was part of a collaborative modeling effort among researchers at resources for the Future (RFF), University of Michigan, University of Virginia, London School of Economics, and DIW.

Dr. Ian Lange discussed “Regional and Environmental Issues in the U.S. Coal Market” at a Coal Modelling Workshop in Washington D.C. run by King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center on October 22nd.

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