Roderick Eggert (SME)
AIME Mineral Economics Award in 2010
Roderick G. Eggert is Professor and Director of the Division of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines, where he has taught since 1986. Previously he taught at the Pennsylvania State University and held research appointments at Resources for the Future (Washington, D.C.) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria). Between 1989 and 2006, he was Editor of Resources Policy, an international journal of mineral economics and policy. He has a B.A. in earth sciences from Dartmouth College, a M.S. in geochemistry and mineralogy from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. in mineral economics also from Penn State. His research and teaching have focused on various aspects of mineral economics and public policy, including the economics of mineral exploration, mineral demand, mining and the environment, microeconomics of mineral markets, and mining and sustainable development. He served for two terms on the Committee on Earth Resources of the U.S. National Research Council (NRC). He chaired the recent NRC committee that wrote the 2008 book Minerals, Critical Minerals, and the US Economy (National Academies Press).