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Workshop on environmental and natural resource economics

Venue

Yangon, Myanmar

Date & Time

10 March 2020 to 14 March 2020

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is an initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) under the regional programme on Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks (MKAN). SANDEE is a research capacity-building network that supports South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the connections between economic development, the environment, and the use of natural resources.

The Yangon University of Economics (YUE), the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) – International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Duke University (DU), and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) are jointly organizing a workshop on “Environmental and natural resource economics” from 10 to 14 March 2020 in Myanmar.

The workshop will provide practical training on both theoretical aspects as well as techniques for conducting empirical research in economics in general and environmental economics in particular.

The workshop has outlined the following objectives:

  • Introduce researchers to the scientific literature on the economics of environment and energy
  • Familiarize researchers with quantitative tools and techniques for conducting empirical research on environmental and natural resource economics
  • Teach researchers how to conduct non-market valuation to estimate the costs and benefits of environmental and energy projects
  • Teach researchers about the nuts and bolts of techniques to measure the impacts of programmes and policies and apply causal inference
  • Provide hands-on practical trainings for conducting empirical research on environmental economics

To be considered for the workshop, please review the submission procedure and submit the application form online by 20 February 2020.