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.

The links below lead to useful information for students interested in pursuing the EES emphasis.

About EES

  • Introduction to Environmental Economics
  • What Makes EES Different?
  • Economics at UCSB
  • EES Details & Requirements
  • Courses


  • Faculty
  • Students
  • Alumni


  • How to Apply

Note: As of January 2010, UCSB was ranked third in environmental economics among universities in the nation and fifth among universities worldwide.