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John E. Tilton

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First Name:John
Middle Name:E.
Last Name:Tilton
RePEc Short-ID:pti172


(90%) Division of Economics and Business
Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colorado (United States)

(303) 273-3480
(303) 273-3416
Golden, Colorado 80401
RePEc:edi:decsmus (more details at EDIRC)

(10%) Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Escuela de Ingeniería Departamento de Ingeniería de Minería (Pontificia Catholic University of Chile College of Engineering Department of Mining Engineering)
Chile, Santiago

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Working papers

  1. John E. Tilton, 2013. "Cyclical and Secular Determinants of Productivity in the Copper, Aluminum, Iron Ore, and Coal Industries," Working Papers 2013-11, Colorado School of Mines, Division of Economics and Business.
  2. John E. Tilton, 2012. "The Terms Of Trade Debate and the Policy Implications for Primary Product Producers," Working Papers 2012-11, Colorado School of Mines, Division of Economics and Business.
  3. Bruno Lanz & Thomas F. Rutherford & John E. Tilton, 2011. "Subglobal Climate Agreements and Energy-Intensive Activities: Is there a Carbon Haven for Copper?," Working Papers 1103, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.
  4. Svedberg, Peter & Tilton, John, 2003. "The Real Real Price of Nonrenewable Resources: Copper 1870-2000," Seminar Papers 723, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies.
  5. Tilton, John E., 1997. "Innovative Activity and Comparative Advantage in Mining," 1997 Conference (41st), January 22-24, 1997, Gold Coast, Australia 135415, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  6. Tilton, John & Landsberg, Hans, 1997. "Innovation, Productivity Growth, and the Survival of the U.S. Copper Industry," Discussion Papers dp-97-41, Resources For the Future.
  7. Hemmi, Kenzo & Kanamori, Hisao & Okita, Saburo & Sakamoto, Masahiro & Sekiguchi, Sueo & Suzuki, Yutaka & Fried, Edward R. & Landsberg, Hans & Reuber, Grant & Sanderson, Fred & Tilton, John & Aujac, He, 1974. "Weltrohstoffversorgung: Konflikt oder Kooperation?," Kiel Discussion Papers 36, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
  8. Kanamori, Hisao & Hemmi, Kenzo & Okita, Saburo & Sakamoto, Masahiro & Sekiguchi, Sueo & Suzuki, Yutaka & Fried, Edward R. & Landsberg, Hans & Reuber, Grant & Sanderson, Fred & Tilton, John & Aujac, He, 1973. "Welthandel und Strukturanpassung in den Industrieländern," Kiel Discussion Papers 31, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).


  1. John E. Tilton, 2020. "Life as a mineral economist," Mineral Economics, Springer;Raw Materials Group (RMG);Luleå University of Technology, vol. 33(1), pages 273-274, July.
  2. Tilton, John E. & Crowson, Phillip C.F. & DeYoung, John H. & Eggert, Roderick G. & Ericsson, Magnus & Guzmán, Juan Ignacio & Humphreys, David & Lagos, Gustavo & Maxwell, Philip & Radetzki, Marian & Si, 2018. "Public policy and future mineral supplies," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 55-60.
  3. John E. Tilton, 2018. "Assessing the market power of mineral commodity producers," Mineral Economics, Springer;Raw Materials Group (RMG);Luleå University of Technology, vol. 31(1), pages 71-76, May.
  4. Tilton, John E., 2016. "Global climate policy and the polluter pays principle: A different perspective," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 117-118.
  5. Tilton, John E., 2015. "In Memoriam: Richard L. Gordon," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 71-71.
  6. Gulley, Andrew & Tilton, John E., 2014. "The relationship between spot and futures prices: An empirical analysis," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 41(C), pages 109-112.
  7. Bruno Lanz & Thomas F. Rutherford & John E. Tilton, 2013. "Subglobal Climate Agreements and Energy-intensive Activities: An Evaluation of Carbon Leakage in the Copper Industry," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 36(3), pages 254-279, March.
  8. Tilton, John E., 2013. "The terms of trade debate and the policy implications for primary product producers," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 196-203.
  9. Tilton, John E. & Humphreys, David & Radetzki, Marian, 2012. "Investor demand and spot commodity prices: Reply," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(3), pages 397-399.
  10. Tilton, John E. & Humphreys, David & Radetzki, Marian, 2012. "Investor demand and spot commodity prices: Reply 2," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(3), pages 403-404.
  11. Svedberg, Peter & Tilton, John E., 2011. "Long-term trends in the Real real prices of primary commodities: Inflation bias and the Prebisch-Singer hypothesis," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(1), pages 91-93, March.
  12. Tilton, John E. & Humphreys, David & Radetzki, Marian, 2011. "Investor demand and spot commodity prices," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(3), pages 187-195, September.
  13. Roberto F. Aguilera & Roderick G. Eggert & Gustavo Lagos C.C. & John E. Tilton, 2009. "Depletion and the Future Availability of Petroleum Resources," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 1), pages 141-174.
  14. Yaksic, Andrés & Tilton, John E., 2009. "Using the cumulative availability curve to assess the threat of mineral depletion: The case of lithium," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 185-194, December.
  15. Radetzki, Marian & Eggert, Roderick G. & Lagos, Gustavo & Lima, Marcos & Tilton, John E., 2008. "The boom in mineral markets: How long might it last?," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 33(3), pages 125-128, September.
  16. Gordon, Richard L. & Tilton, John E., 2008. "Mineral economics: Overview of a discipline," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 4-11, March.
  17. Jara, J. Joaquin & Lagos, Gustavo & Tilton, John E., 2008. "Using exploration expenditures to assess the climate for mineral investment," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 179-187, December.
  18. Petermann, Andrea & Guzman, Juan Ignacio & Tilton, John E., 2007. "Mining and corruption," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 91-103, September.
  19. Tilton, John E. & Lagos, Gustavo, 2007. "Assessing the long-run availability of copper," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 32(1-2), pages 19-23.
  20. Gomez, Fernando & Guzman, Juan Ignacio & Tilton, John E., 2007. "Copper recycling and scrap availability," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 32(4), pages 183-190, December.
  21. Svedberg, Peter & Tilton, John E., 2006. "The real, real price of nonrenewable resources: copper 1870-2000," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 501-519, March.
  22. Ignacio Guzman, Juan & Nishiyama, Takashi & Tilton, John E., 2005. "Trends in the intensity of copper use in Japan since 1960," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 30(1), pages 21-27, March.
  23. Tilton, John E., 2003. "Technological Change and the Environmental Imperative: Challenges to the Copper Industry: Claes Brundenius (Ed.); Edward Elgar, 2003, 182 pages, ISBN 1-84064-633-0," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 29(1-2), pages 71-71.
  24. Garcia, Patricio & Knights, Peter F. & Tilton, John E., 2001. "Labor productivity and comparative advantage in mining:: the copper industry in Chile," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 97-105, June.
  25. Tilton, John E., 2001. "Labor productivity, costs, and mine survival during a recession," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 107-117, June.
  26. Aydin, Hamit & Tilton, John E., 2000. "Mineral endowment, labor productivity, and comparative advantage in mining," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(4), pages 281-293, October.
  27. Pei, Fanyu & Tilton, John E., 1999. "Consumer preferences, technological change, and the short-run income elasticity of metal demand," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 25(2), pages 87-109, June.
  28. Tilton, John E., 1999. "The future of recycling," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 25(3), pages 197-204, September.
  29. Tilton, John E., 1996. "Exhaustible resources and sustainable development : Two different paradigms," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 22(1-2), pages 91-97.
  30. Moore, David J. & Tilton, John E. & Shields, Deborah J., 1996. "Economic growth and the demand for construction materials," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 22(3), pages 197-205, September.
  31. John Tilton, 1995. "Comments on: Privatization in Russia: What Should be a Firm? and Restructuring Soviet Transport: a Study in Similarities and Contrasts," International Journal of the Economics of Business, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 2(2), pages 341-343.
  32. Chundu, Askim & Tilton, John E, 1994. "State enterprise and the decline of the Zambian copper industry," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 20(4), pages 211-218, December.
  33. Tilton John E., 1993. "Mineral wealth and economic development : Resources for the Futere, 1992, 121 pp," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 19(1), pages 81-82, March.
  34. Lohani, Prem R. & Tilton, John E., 1993. "A cross-section analysis of metal intensity of use in the less developed countries," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 145-154, June.
  35. Tilton, John E., 1992. "Mineral endowment, public policy and competitiveness : A survey of issues," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 18(4), pages 237-249, December.
  36. Radetzki, Marian & Tilton, John E., 1992. "Invisible inventories: the case of copper," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 18(1), pages 32-44, March.
  37. Tilton, John E., 1991. "World metal demand: Trends and prospects : The Mineral Economics and Policy Program of Resources for the Future and the Colorado School of Mines, Published by Resources for the Future, Washington, DC,," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 17(3), pages 250-251, September.
  38. Hwang, Kee Hyung & Tilton, John E., 1990. "Leapfrogging, consumer preferences, international trade and the intensity of metal use in less developed countries : The case of steel in Korea," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 16(3), pages 210-224, September.
  39. Tilton, John E., 1989. "Changing trends in metal demand and the decline of mining and mineral processing in North America," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 15(1), pages 12-23, March.
  40. Tilton, John E., 1986. "East-West mineral trade : Introduction," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 12(3), pages 163-174, September.
  41. Tilton, John E., 1986. "Preface," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 12(3), pages 162-162, September.
  42. John E. Tilton, 1978. "Impact of Market Instability for Mineral Materials," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 1(4), pages 369-384, October.
  43. Tilton, John E, 1973. "Research and Development in Industrial Growth: Comment," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 81(5), pages 1245-1248, Sept.-Oct.
  44. Dennis C. Mueller & John E. Tilton, 1969. "Research and Development Costs as a Barrier to Entry," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 2(4), pages 570-579, November.


  1. Frederick R. Demler & John E. Tilton, 1980. "Modeling International Trade Flows in Mineral Markets, with Implications for Latin America," NBER Chapters, in: Commodity Markets and Latin American Development: A Modeling Approach, pages 85-120, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.


  1. James Otto & Craig Andrews & Fred Cawood & Michael Doggett & Pietro Guj & Frank Stermole & John Stermole & John Tilton, 2006. "Mining Royalties : A Global Study of Their Impact on Investors, Government, and Civil Society," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7105, June.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 4 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-ENE: Energy Economics (2) 2011-10-15 2013-03-02
  2. NEP-ENV: Environmental Economics (2) 2011-10-15 2013-03-02
  3. NEP-CSE: Economics of Strategic Management (1) 2006-01-24
  4. NEP-INO: Innovation (1) 2006-01-24
  5. NEP-MIC: Microeconomics (1) 2003-07-21
  6. NEP-RES: Resource Economics (1) 2013-03-02


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