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Environmental Economics (MSc Economics)

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In the Environmental Economics track you explore which effect climate change will have on future welfare. In this track you learn to understand the complex interactions between economic decisions, market forces, governmental policies and the environment. You will be trained to think comprehensively about problems involving multiple challenges related to environmental policies, such as inequalities, unemployment, economic and human development, urban organisation, and many others. This is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Economics.

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Master's Week: 18-24 Nov
Master's Week: 12 -16 Feb
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Why study Environmental Economics at the UvA?
Tailor to your own interest
Discover our 6 specialization tracks, many electives and challenging Honours programme.
Excellent career perspectives
Economists with a UvA degree earn the highest monthly salary in NL (2018, SEO Amsterdam Economics research).
Top-ranked university
The Amsterdam School of Economics is internationally ranked within the top-50 putting your Master’s degree on a worldwide map with interested employers.
Challenging 1 year programme
You can get your Master’s degree in just one year. You will have to work harder and smarter.

Is Environmental Economics for you?

  1. Sustainable Resource Management: Learn to analyze and optimize the allocation of natural resources, understand environmental policies, and explore solutions to achieve sustainable development and mitigate environmental challenges.
  2. Climate Change Economics: Delve into the economics of climate change, focusing on the costs and benefits of climate policies, carbon pricing, and renewable energy transitions to address global climate challenges effectively.
  3. Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Acquire skills to assess the economic value of ecosystem services, such as clean water, biodiversity, and natural landscapes, enabling you to support conservation efforts and advocate for informed environmental policies.
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60 ECTS, 12 months
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Roeterseiland campus