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Bob Turner

Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies; Chair, Department of Economics
Economics , 221 Persson Hall
p 315-228-7529


BA, Oberlin College, 1978
PhD, MIT, 1984

Teaching Experience

Environmental Economics; Seminar in Resource and Environmental Economics; Managing Complexity: America’s Public Lands; Seminar in Environmental Studies; Econometrics; Statistics; Mathematical Economics; Introductory Economics (combined micro and macro); Environmental Activism, Science, and the Arts; Interdisciplinary Investigations in Environmental Issues; Social Science Perspectives on Environmental Issues; Economics of Taxation; Labor Economics; Intermediate Microeconomics; The Making of Economic Policy


Environmental economics, econometrics, statistics, introductory economics, mathematical economics, public economics


Economic analysis of national parks; valuation of the environment; environment and the arts

Selected Publications

Professional Experience

  • Associate editor, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences
  • Reviewer for many journals and textbook publishers and for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Science Foundation
  • Honors examiner, Oberlin College, Economics Department. 
  • Junior economist, Council of Economic Advisers, Washington, DC
  • Member, Economics Advanced Placement Committee