Environmental and resource economics is one of our strongest research areas and we are happy to offer you the opportunity to focus your studies toward this area. This profile will be provided in cooperation with the top-class research center CERE!
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency describes environmental economics as:
"Good environmental quality is a part of society's welfare. Environmental economics is a way of incorporating the value of nature into society's decisions and, thus, encouraging the development of greater welfare.
Environmental economics deals with economics and the environment, and the management of limited resources. The aim of environmental economics is to encourage us to make the best use of our ecosystem's goods and services."
The Center for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE) is located at the Department of Economics. CERE is one of Europe's leading research institutes within environmental economics and consists of researchers from both Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
As a student at the environmental economics profile, you will meet the professors and researchers at CERE as your teachers and supervisors. Maybe you will be writing your final master thesis within one of the centers strong research areas:
If you are choosing environmental economics as your profile, then the third semester will be devoted to courses within the profile. The courses offered will change between semesters. Examples of courses: