Bob Turner

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Bob Turner

Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies

Department/Office Information

Economics, Environmental Studies
11 Spear House
  • BA, Oberlin College, 1978
  • PhD, MIT, 1984

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


  • 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