Center of Resource Economics

Vision of CORE

To help Nevadans improve their knowledge and understanding of how economics theory and practice applies to agricultural, natural resources and rural issues.

Nevada’s economy relies on natural resources. The health of the state's mining, agriculture, manufacturing, energy, and tourism and recreation economic sectors hinges on the availability, accessibility, and health of the state's natural resources. Faculty and staff of the Center of Resource Economics (CORE) research the conflicts that often arise when the same resources serve different purposes, and tries to find ways to enhance economic development, while preserving Nevada's natural environment and amenities.

CORE addresses important issues regarding the management of agricultural and related businesses, the functioning of agricultural markets, the protection and use of natural resources, the performance of government policies affecting agricultural, natural resources, rural development and related industries, and the impacts of decisions made by consumers and stakeholders.