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.
Also called: Environmental Economist, Natural Resource Economist, Principal Associate, Principal Research Economist

Knowledge:

    Business
  • accounting and economics
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • writing things for co-workers or customers
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by writing
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Innovation

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • General algebraic modeling system GAMS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Development environment software
  • Formula translation/translator FORTRAN
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • MySQL

Education:

    doctoral degree
    master's degree
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