The RRI has an established reputation for high-quality seminars. Each year, we select and host only a limited number of speakers, typically no more than five.

RRI Seminars are held on campus and are attended by a cross-section of researchers. Most of the audience will be graduate students or faculty from resource economics, economics, and geography. Our visiting speakers take the generalist nature and disciplinary diversity of the audience into account when delivering their presentation. With this in mind, their seminars are mostly contextual and interpretative even though their research may well be based on sophisticated modeling and quantitatived approaches.

Seminars are approximately forty minutes long followed by a question and answer session. Presentations begin at 12:30, following a light lunch that begins at noon.