Economics and Environmental Science

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PhD students in the Bren School or the Economics Department may choose to supplement their PhD program by establishing an emphasis in Economics and Environmental Science (EES). Students who pursue this option acquire a deep and expert knowledge of economics, as well as an understanding and appreciation of the research questions and methods of a natural science that complements their economics research.

About EES

  • Introduction to Environmental Economics
  • What Makes EES Different?
  • Economics at UCSB
  • Details for Prospective Students


  • Joint Economics-Bren Faculty
  • Other Relevant Faculty
  • EES Emphasis Contacts
  • Alumni

Admissions & Requirements

  • How to Join the Emphasis
  • Course Requirements
  • Sample Schedule

Note: As of July 2014, UCSB was ranked fifth in environmental economics among universities in the nation and eighth among universities worldwide, according to Research Papers in Economics (RePEc).