Policy, Economics & Law


  • Classes focus on environmental regulation and economic impacts.
  • Faculty research regulatory measures to mitigate environmental problems, resource allocation, and environmental policy.
  • Students study environmental economics and law and their impacts on natural resource allocation.

People in the Spotlight

Policy, Economics & Law Blogs

A new Speaker–the same Paul Ryan?
Theo Koboski
Nov 19, 2015
Bare Ground is the Enemy
Tripp Burwell
Nov 06, 2015

Post-Graduation Careers

Alumni with a focus in Policy, Economics & Law work in consulting, for Congress and in environmental law.

Giving Highlight

Policy, Economics and Law

Today’s environmental leaders must possess multiple skill sets. To bridge the divide between the environment and traditional professions, Nicholas offers joint master’s degree programs with Duke’s schools of business, law, engineering and public policy. See how you can help prepare these well-rounded leaders.

Research Spotlight

Solar Panels

The Duke Energy Initiative

Duke’s University-wide Energy Initiative is exploring creative solutions to the problems of economic competitiveness, environmental quality, and security, bringing these solutions into practice, and preparing tomorrow's leaders.


Dec 01
Field Auditorium, Duke Environment Hall