About

The Payne Institute

World-class insights helping to inform and shape public policy on earth resources, energy,
and the environment.

ACTIVITIES AND INITIATIVES

  • Lectures, seminars, round-tables, and public engagement
  • Payne Institute commentary series 
  • Visiting scholars and research scholars
  • Partnerships with world-class organizations
  • Multi-disciplinary collaboration across the Mines campus

AREAS OF RESEARCH

  • Earth: Rare earth and critical materials; Natural resources trade; Supply chains and security; Resource governance
  • Energy: Power sector planning and markets; Energy transitions; Transportation, industry, and climate policy; Geopolitics, security, and conflict
  • Environment: Oil and natural gas regulation; Methane and air pollution; Energy-water nexus; Environmental policy and subsidy reform

CONTACT

Morgan D. Bazilian, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Research Professor of Public Policy
mbazilian@mines.edu
@payneinstitute

My vision is to leverage the university’s first-rate academic research and have the Institute serve as one of the country’s premier venues for those engaged in public policy discourse on the challenges shaping our future.”
– JIM PAYNE, ’59