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2 week course

ECONOMIC TOOLS for CONSERVATION

Microeconomics

Market theory: supply, demand, market equilibrium, and competition.

Natural Resource Economics

Capital theory Renewable and non-renewable resource extraction, markets, and policy trends.

Environmental Economics

Why markets are inefficient when it comes to environmental protection.

How economists place monetary values on the environment, and how these methods are best used in developing countries.

Identifying opportunities and barriers for payments for environmental services.

Negotiation and Simulation Exercises

Exercises and instruction focused on policy negotiation skills.

Cost-benefit Analysis

Case studies evaluating the economic feasibility of small-scale and large-scale projects, including incorporation of externalities and sensitivity analysis.

Communication

Effective strategies for presenting economic analysis results.

Instructors

Economic Tools for Ecosystem Conservation is taught by experts in environmental economics from leading academic and international institutions.

Sample Scedule

Day Session Module
1 Morning Arrival
  Afternoon Arrival
  Evening Orientation
2 Morning Welcome & Introduction
  Afternoon Microeconomics
  Evening Exercises
3 Morning Microeconomics
  Afternoon Microeconomics
  Evening Exercises
4 Morning Microeconomics
  Afternoon Field Trip
  Evening Participant Presentations
5 Morning Natural Resource Economics
  Afternoon Natural Resource Economics
  Evening Exercises
6 Morning Natural Resource Economics
  Afternoon Natural Resource Economics
  Evening Exercises
7 Morning Environmental Economics & Policy
  Afternoon Environmental Economics & Policy
  Evening Participant Presentations
8   DAY OFF
9 Morning Environmental Valuation
  Afternoon Environmental Valuation
  Evening Participant Presentations
10 Morning Environmental Valuation
  Afternoon Environmental Valuation
  Evening Participant Presentations
11 Morning Cost-Benefit Analysis
  Afternoon Cost-Benefit Analysis
  Evening  Exercises
12 Morning Cost-Benefit Analysis
  Afternoon Cost-benefit analysis
  Evening Case studies
13 Morning CBA case study presentations
  Afternoon Closing & Evaluations
  Evening Graduation
14 Morning Departure