James Michael Otto, American mining lawyer, mineral economist. Registered professional engineer Colorado; bar: Colorado. Getty fellow for resource economics, Golden, 1982, Colorado Energy Research fellow, 1981. Fellow Malaysian Geological Society; member American Bar Association (senior member), International Bar Association.
Engineer Falcon Research and Development, Denver, 1976-1983. Market analyst Getty Oil Corporation, Los Angeles, 1983. Research fellow East-West Center, Honolulu, 1983-1988.
Chief technical advisor United Nations, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1988-1991. Assistant director Center for Petroleum and Mineral Law, Dundee, United Kingdom, 1991-1995. Director Institute Global Resources Policy Colorado School Mines., Golden, since 1996.
Director advanced degree studies in natural resources University Denver, since 1996. Consultant United Nations, 1987, 92-95, CDG, 1993-1994. Moderator for Peoples Republic of China, Beijing, 1993.
- Taxation of Mineral Enterprises (International Energy & Resources Law & Policy)
- Between 1988 and 1993 over 50 nations have either enacted new mining legislation, had such legislation pending or were in the process of drafting new or revised legislation.