Environmental Economists

Environmental Economists

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.

Key Competencies * Analytical Thinking * Integrity * Persistence * Initiative * Independence * Innovation * Attention to Detail * Achievement/Effort * Dependability * Stress Tolerance

Representative Tasks * 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. * Assess the costs and benefits of various activities, policies, or regulations that affect the environment or natural resource stocks.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Government,

Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science

Sample Job Titles Agricultural Economist, Ecological Economist, Economist, Energy Economist, Environmental Economist, Environmental Protection Economist, Marine Resource Economist, Natural Resource Economist, Principal Associate, Principal Research Economist, Resource Economist, Senior Economist.