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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.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 19-3011.01
Also Known As…
- Senior Economist
- Resource Economist
- Principal Research Economist
- Principal Associate
- Natural Resource Economist
- Environmental Economist
- Marine Resource Economist
- Environmental Protection Economist
- Energy Economist
- Ecological Economist
- Agricultural Economist
Tasks for “Environmental Economists”
- Interpret indicators to ascertain the overall health of an environment.
- Demonstrate or promote the economic benefits of sound environmental regulations.
- Develop environmental research project plans, including information on budgets, goals, deliverables, timelines, and resource requirements.
- Write research proposals and grant applications to obtain private or public funding for environmental and economic studies.
- Develop economic models, forecasts, or scenarios to predict future economic and environmental outcomes.
- Examine the exhaustibility of natural resources or the long-term costs of environmental rehabilitation.
- Collect and analyze data to compare the environmental implications of economic policy or practice alternatives.
- Develop programs or policy recommendations to achieve environmental goals in cost-effective ways.
- Assess the costs and benefits of various activities, policies, or regulations that affect the environment or natural resource stocks.
- Write technical documents or academic articles to communicate study results or economic forecasts.
- Conduct research on economic and environmental topics, such as alternative fuel use, public and private land use, soil conservation, air and water pollution control, and endangered species protection.
- Perform complex, dynamic, and integrated mathematical modeling of ecological, environmental, or economic systems.
- Conduct research to study the relationships among environmental problems and patterns of economic production and consumption.
- Develop systems for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting environmental and economic data.
- Prepare and deliver presentations to communicate economic and environmental study results, to present policy recommendations, or to raise awareness of environmental consequences.
- Write social, legal, or economic impact statements to inform decision-makers for natural resource policies, standards, or programs.
- Identify and recommend environmentally-friendly business practices.
- Develop programs or policy recommendations to promote sustainability and sustainable development.
- Monitor or analyze market and environmental trends.
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- Microsoft Excel
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- The MathWorks MATLAB
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- General algebraic modeling system GAMS
- Wolfram Research Mathematica
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- Microsoft Visual Basic
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