Welcome to the Division of Economics and Business at Mines. This website is your portal to learning about who we are and our educational and research missions. Our division has a long and distinguished history, and we continue this tradition of excellence today. We emphasize applied work devoted to public policy, industry decision making, entrepreneurship and innovation, especially as they relate to minerals and materials, energy, the environment, and technology. Whether you’re contemplating joining us in our mission, or just searching for more information about our activities, welcome!
- Payne Institute hosts summit on minerals, energy transition
The transformation now occurring in the energy sector — toward low-carbon technologies, increased electrification, digitization and storage — will change the demand and markets for mineral resources a …
- New policy needed to advance space resources industry
Space mining – the extraction and use of resources from the moon, asteroids and more – once sat firmly in the realm of science fiction. Now, the first missions to harvest water from the permanently …