Environmental Economists

What they do:

Conduct economic analysis related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as water, air, land, and renewable energy resources. Evaluate and quantify benefits, costs, incentives, and impacts of alternative options using economic principles and statistical techniques.

On the job, you would:

  • Prepare and deliver presentations to communicate economic and environmental study results, to present policy recommendations, or to raise awareness of environmental consequences.
  • Monitor or analyze market and environmental trends.
  • Interpret indicators to ascertain the overall health of an environment.
  • Identify and recommend environmentally-friendly business practices.
  • Demonstrate or promote the economic benefits of sound environmental regulations.
  • Write technical documents or academic articles to communicate study results or economic forecasts.
  • Write social, legal, or economic impact statements to inform decision-makers for natural resource policies, standards, or programs.
  • Write research proposals and grant applications to obtain private or public funding for environmental and economic studies.
  • Examine the exhaustibility of natural resources or the long-term costs of environmental rehabilitation.
  • Develop systems for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting environmental and economic data.




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