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10/04/2011: Jason Scorse

What Environmentalists Need to Know about Economics

Tuesday, October 4, 4:30 p.m.
The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest

Jason Scorse, Associate Professor
 Director, Center for the Blue Economy
Graduate School of International Policy and Management Monterey Institute of International Studies

Jason Scorse
Associate Professor
Director, Center for the Blue Economy
 Graduate School of International Policy and Management at the 
Monterey Institute of International Studies

 

Jason Scorse will discuss the theoretical underpinnings of economic thought that support very strong government intervention in the environmental realm, as well as the politics and messaging that the environmental community needs to win the major battles ahead.

Professor Scorse received his PhD in agricultural and resource economics from UC-Berkeley in 2005. He is currently associate professor and chair of the International Environmental Policy Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Dr. Scorse has consulted for numerous environmental organizations, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club, and he is currently the lead non-market economist for the National Ocean Economics Program. Professor Scorse is also the director of the new Center for the Blue Economy, whose goal is to educate the next generation of leaders by making the Monterey Bay Region the premier location for graduate education and research in international marine policy.

Dr. Scorse has published articles in American Economic Review, California Management Review, and for books published by the Brookings Institution and Routledge Press. His book What Environmentalists Need to Know about Economics was released in 2010. Professor Scorse also sits on the board of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Research Activities Panel and the Otter Project. In addition to his scholarly work and consulting, he is a guest contributor for Grist, Environmental Economics, and Progressive Fix.

His lecture is sponsored by the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, Program in Environmental Studies, Department of Economics, Rohatyn Center for Global Studies, and the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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The Monterey/Middlebury Lecture Series was established for Middlebury College and the Monterey Institute for International Studies to promote shared expertise and education through the exchange of faculty visitors. An affiliate of Middlebury since 2005, the Monterey Institute became a graduate school of  Middlebury College on July 1, 2010.