F&ES 795b / 2017-2018

Nature as Capital: Merging Ecological and Economic Models

Credits: 3

Spring 2018: M,W, 9:00-10:20, Kroon 319
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This course helps students understand concepts from and develop skills in natural resource economics. It is designed to familiarize students with concepts and tools for thinking about natural resources as capital assets with a specific link to quantitative measures that may be useful in assessing sustainability. Students gain a working knowledge of concepts necessary to apply capital theory to ecosystems and develop a skill set sufficient to build dynamic bioeconomic models that can help them approximate the value of changes in ecosystems. Students also learn computational tools in dynamic optimization, which are useful for forward-looking decision making.

Limited to 35
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