In this last post of this series about Economics and Conservation, I will look at how another branch of Economics - Development Economics - can contribute to conservation. Development Economics in a nutshell Development economics is a branch of economics that focuses on improving the economics and social conditions of developing countries. That is, it … Continue reading Development Economics and Conservation
When people think about innovation, they usually portray technological artifacts. But innovation is much more than that. In simple terms, it is about the capacity to change. As it goes, many conservation projects require individuals and organizations to change; to adopt new practices; to abandon others. This is where an economist with an Economics of Innovation background can come in handy.
If there is a branch of economics that traditionally has been related to, and contributed to conservation is Ecological economics. But What is Ecological Economics?, How different it is from Environmental economics?, and How is it applied to Conservation? Ecological economics in a nutshell Strong link with natural sciences One thing that sets apart Ecological … Continue reading Ecological Economics and Conservation
Have you ever wondered how someone with an economic or social science background can contribute to conservation? I had asked myself that question many times while we were preparing for the sabbatical and our volunteer work in Costa Rica. I searched the internet looking for examples of volunteer work in conservation and it seemed to … Continue reading How Economics can contribute to Conservation
While around the world many are looking for technological, man-made solutions to address the climate crises, the answer is just in front of us. And (spoiler) it is not technogical. At most, one can say that it involves different forms of non-technological innovations: social, institutional and financial. And we all have a role to play. … Continue reading On the importance of nature-based solutions for the climate crises…and what we can do to help
From today onwards and for a whole year, I will be on leave from my job at the university. I am taking a sabbatical and heading to Costa Rica to work as a volunteer in nature conservation projects. It will be a unique life experience, being the student instead of the teacher and the practitioner … Continue reading The last blog, for a while