Economics, Policy, Management, and Society

The Economics, Policy, Management, and Society track is designed for students who would be interested in focusing on how society values and makes decisions about the use, management, and protection of natural and environmental resources.

Graduate students in this track can specialize in areas such as: economics, policy, administration and management, planning, operations research, conflict resolution, human dimensions, and land use planning. Studies might consider choices, impacts, and tradeoffs in protecting, restoring, developing, and allocating natural and environmental resources. The research conducted by students in this track may address a wide range of issues and problems from local to international in scope.

Faculty in the Economics, Policy, Management, and Society Track

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Sample Coursework in the Economics, Policy, Management, and Society Track

The NRSM program does not prescribe specific coursework to its students, beyond a one-credit seminar (FNRM 8107). Each student, working with his or her advisor and exam committee, develops a program of coursework that meets the needs of his or her specific research project and, ultimately, his or her career goals. See below for a list of courses that are representative of coursework taken by students within this track. When developing a well-rounded degree plan, most students also consider coursework listed under other NRSM tracks (see other Area of Study webpages for examples of coursework within those tracks), or within other departments at the university. 

  • APEC 5151 - Applied Microeconomics: Firm and Household
  • APEC 5152 - Applied Microeconomics: Income and Employment
  • APEC 5321 - Regional Economic Analysis
  • APEC 5651 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
  • APEC 5721 - Economics of Science and Technology Policy
  • APEC 8004 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Social Choice and Welfare
  • APEC 8202 - Mathematical Optimization in Applied Economics
  • APEC 8203 - Applied Welfare Economics and Public Policy
  • APEC 8601 - Natural Resource Economics
  • APEC 8602 - Economics of the Environment
  • CEGE 5570 - Design for Sust Dev: CI
  • CEGE 5573 - Design for Sust Dev: CII
  • COMM 5402 - Advanced Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 5441 - Communication in Human Organizations
  • ECON 8105 - Macroeconomic Theory I
  • ECON 8106 - Macroeconomic Theory II
  • EEB 8200 - Sustainability Science
  • EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
  • ESPM 5019 - Bus, Natural Env & Global Econ
  • ESPM 5202 - Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning
  • ESPM 5241 - Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
  • ESPM 5242 - Methods for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy 
  • ESPM 5245 - Sustainable Land Use Planning and Policy
  • ESPM 5251 - Natural Resources in International Sustainable Development
  • ESPM 5256 - Natural Resource Law and the Management of Public Lands and Waters
  • ESPM 5261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management
  • ESPM 5602 - Regulations and Corporate Environmental Management
  • ESPM 5604 - Environmental Management Systems and Strategy
  • FNRM 5146 - Sci & Pol of Global Envtl Chng
  • FNRM 5264 - Advanced Forest Mgmt Planning
  • FNRM 5431 - Timber Harvesting and Road Planning
  • FNRM 8201 - Research Problems: Forest Economics
  • FNRM 8202 - Research Problems: Forest Biometry and Measurements
  • FNRM 8203 - Research Problems: Forest Recreation
  • FNRM 8204 - Research Problems: Forest Policy
  • FNRM 8206 - Research Problems: Forest Management
  • FNRM 8207 - Economic Analysis of Natural Resource Projects
  • FNRM 8208 - Research Problems: Environmental Learning and Leadership
  • FNRM 5471 - Forest Planning and Management
  • FW 4001 - Biometry
  • FW 5003 - Human Dimensions of Bio/Cons
  • FW 8494 - Research in Wildlife
  • GEOG 5565 - Geographical Analysis of Human-Environment Systems
  • GEOG 8101 - Nature & Society
  • GRAD 8200 - Teaching and Learning Topics in Higher Education (Preparing Future Faculty)
  • LA 5004 - Regional Landscape Planning
  • LAW 6062 - Energy Law
  • MGMT 6033 - Managing Strategy Process
  • MGMT 6050 - Management of Innovation and Change
  • OLPD 5104 - Internat Dev of Educ Systems
  • OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
  • OLPD 5611 - Facilitation and Meeting Skills
  • PA 5011 - Management of Organizations
  • PA 5021 - Economics for Policy Analysis and Planning I
  • PA 5022 - Economics for Policy Analysis and Planning II
  • PA 5101 - Management and Governance of Nonprofit Organizations
  • PA 5122 - Law and Public Affairs
  • PA 5242 - Env Planning/Pol/Dec Making
  • PA 5251 - Strategic Planning and Management
  • PA 5253 - Planning/Participation Process
  • PA 5271 - GIS: Apps in Planning/Pol Analysis
  • PA 5311 - Program Evaluation
  • PA 5501 - Theories and Policies of Development
  • PA 5503 - Economics of Development
  • PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy
  • PA 5741 - Risk Analysis and Policy
  • PA 5790 - Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
  • PA 5890 - Foreign Pol & Intl Aff Topics
  • PA 8201 - Environmental and Infrastructure Planning 
  • PA 8790 - Advanced Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
  • POL 5315 - State Governments: Laboratories of Democracy (Not Offered Since 2012)
  • PSY 5202 - Psychology of Attitudes and Social Behavior
  • PSY 5960 - Topics in Psychology: Environmental Attitudes and Behavior
  • SCO 8735 - Supply Chain Management
  • SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory
  • WRS 5101 - Water Policy

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