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Immersion Distinguished Scholar Workshop: Economics

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Time of Event: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 09:00 to Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 17:00

   
The economics workshop brought together three scholars to discuss theories and methods used in economics to study socio-environmental questions and systems. Over the course of the first two days, each scholar presented two lectures on their area of expertise, and participants were given time to reflect upon and further discuss the content of the presentations in small group discussions and informal conversation during the second half of the workshop. Scholars focused their presentations on several approaches and methodologies used in environmental economics, and specific applications in their own work, and situated this knowledge within the broader field of economics.

Presenters & Topics Covered

  • Dr. Peter Schuhmann, Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina Wilmington
    • Non-market valuation; Coastal and marine management
  • Dr. Jim Boyd, Director of Social Science and Policy at SESYNC and Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future
    • Overview of economics; Conservation return on investment
  • Dr. Sheila Olmstead, Associate Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin and Visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future
    • Market-based environmental policy; Large-n econometrics

An edited video recording of each lecture is available below, along with a written summary of the lecture contents, an associated reading list, and the scholar’s slides. A full playlist of the video lectures is available here.

Event type: 
Immersion Workshop
Event Attendance: 
Private Working Group

Immersion Distinguished Scholars: Economics

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 09:00
Immersion Lecture: What is Economics & What Do Economists Do?

Speaker: Peter Schuhmann, Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 09:30
Immersion Lecture: Environmental Economics – Principles, Practices, FAQs

Speaker: Jim Boyd, Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF) and director of social science and policy at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC).

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:30
Immersion Lecture: Market-Based Approaches to Environmental Policy

Speaker: Sheila Olmstead, Associate Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, and Visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF) in Washington, DC.

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:30
Immersion Lecture: Non-Market Valuation – Methods & Data

Speaker: Peter Schuhmann, Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:00
Immersion Lecture: Conservation Return on Investment Analysis

Speaker: Jim Boyd, Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF) and director of social science and policy at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC).

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:30
Immersion Lecture: Large-N Econometric Methods & Application

Speaker: Sheila Olmstead, Associate Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, and Visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF) in Washington, DC.

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 13:00
Immersion Lecture: Coastal & Marine Species Protection & Management

Speaker: Peter Schuhmann, Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina Wilmington