Environmental Energy and Resource Economics (EERE) Concentration

The Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics (EERE) concentration has a long history of conducting applied research, teaching, and outreach on contemporary environmental and resource-policy issues and methods, including:

  • Bio-economic modeling
  • Energy economics
  • Experimental economics
  • Non-market valuation
  • Computational sustainability
  • Policy analysis

General Program Structure – 30 credits

Core/pre-requirements

  • Statistics or BTRY 6010 – Statistical Methods I (4 credits)
  • Intermediate microeconomics or AEM 5600 – Managerial Economics (4 credits)
  • Undergraduate calculus or “Math camp for MBA’s” (or Khan Academy)

Required Coursework

  • Quantitative and computational methods (6 credits)

-Econometrics/marketing research and computational methods

  • Global Citizenship AEM 5305 and Management Communications AEM 6940(2.5 credits)
  • Core coursework specific to each concentration (9 credits)
  • Problem-solving project (6 credits)

Elective Coursework (3-6 credits)

  • Courses must be relevant and approved by your concentration leader

Concentration Requirements:

  1. Field courses (select 2):
  • AEM 4500 – Resource Economics (spring)
  • AEM 4510 – Environmental Economics (spring)
  • AEM 4515 – Business and Economics of Energy (fall)
  • AEM 6510 – Environmental and Resource Economics (fall)

2.  Econometrics/data analysis courses (select 1):

  • AEM 4110 – Intro to Econometrics
  • AEM 6120 – Applied Econometrics
  • BTRY 6020 – Statistical Methods II

In addition to the general MPS requirements, students can choose from a range of electives taken from appropriate courses numbered 4000 or higher, as approved by the student’s advisor.