Natural resources economist Catherine Keske has made a career of studying the value to Coloradans of a clean environment.
Her conclusion is that regardless of the ups and downs of economic cycles, people who live here "value our recreation" and "value our environment," according to a recent front-page article in the Fort Collins Coloradan ("Environment Still a Priority," April 25, 2010).
Dr. Keske, who is an assistant professor at Colorado State University and an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, has also been featured on Colorado Public Radio (click here) where she talked about the relationship between spending and hiking Colorado's "fourteeners."
Students attending the Sturm College of Law benefit from Dr. Keske's insight into the role that economics plays in helping shape environmental policy. She teaches "Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment: Policy, Markets, and Economic Measurement," here at the law school, and in the fall semester of 2010 she will be teaching a new on-line offering entitled "Energy Economics and Policy."
Having experts such as Catherine Keske on the Sturm College of Law faculty make DU's environmental and natural resources offerings among the strongest in the world.