Sep 26, 2022  
Rensselaer Catalog 2007-2008 
Rensselaer Catalog 2007-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Ecological Economics, Values, and Policy

Director: Steven Breyman, Science and Technology Studies

The Departments of Science and Technology Studies and Economics jointly offer the Program in Ecological Economics, Values, and Policy (EEVP), which offers a master’s of science degree. EEVP combines the best of both departments—economic analysis and a broader humanities and social science analysis that emphasize the roles science and technology play in today’s global economy and culture. Given the strong interdisciplinary background acquired in EEVP, graduates can play leading roles in resolving the critical environmental and social problems of the 21st century. The United Nations reports that the demand for EEVP-type program graduates exceeds the supply. According to the UN, it is crucial that we educate people who understand that “sustainable development does not merely deal with the conservation of nature or the management of ecosystems, but more broadly and fundamentally aims at new models of societal development and social transformation.”