MEM Specialization in Environmental Policy Analysis


One of the most important questions facing managers, in the global era, is to understand the strengths and limitations of what are now a wide range of policy analysis tools available to managers seeking to make informed choices over enduring environmental challenges. The purpose of the “Environmental Policy Analysis” Specialization is to give students the skills to understand both how to apply these skills, and to assess their relative merits, in making difficult decisions.

The Environmental Policy Analysis Specialization will be of interest to those MEM students who seek employment and opportunities to influence and develop strategic environmental policy options and offer advice to a range of organizations involved in the development, analysis, and practice of environmental and resource policy. Students who envision themselves as engaging with the World Bank, transnational environmental organizations, development agencies, public agencies, industry, and consulting firms are well advised to follow this specialization.


Methods for Quantifying and Measuring


Theory and Application


Policy and Law


Students intending to specialize in Environmental Policy Analysis are recommended to take at least one course in both “Statistics” and “Theory and Application” under the “Methods for Quantifying and Measuring” section. Gaining sufficient depth and breadth would also require at least two courses each from the “Economics” and “Policy and Law” sections. Students seeking further counsel on selecting courses within this area should speak with their academic advisor or the Faculty Coordinator of the Environmental Policy Analysis Specialization.

Faculty Coordinator: Matthew Kotchen

Specialization Faculty: Benjamin Cashore, Susan Clark, Kenneth Gillingham, Robert Mendelsohn

1 Offering has prerequisites, an enrollment cap, or requires permission from the instructor prior to registration.
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