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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

EEES 141 Economics of Ecological Resources

This course develops theories and methods that are used in primary research on the economics of ecological resources.  Topics include welfare economics, nonmarket valuation, common pool resources, bioeconomic modeling, forest resource management, decision-making under uncertainty and the role of ecosystem services in supporting the macroeconomy.  Students develop skill in applying optimization techniques and dynamic simulation in the analysis and governance of ecological-economic systems.  This course is aimed at students who have some prior knowledge of ecological economics plus grounding in first-year calculus.