M.S. RESOURCE ECONOMICS
A program that provides training in empirical microeconomics and applied econometrics. It allows concentration in fields like Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Empirical Industrial Organization, and Experimental and Behavioural Economics.
Graduates of this program will have the ability to analyse how consumers and firms make choices, how markets behave, and what data are needed to inform decisions. It will prepare students for careers in analysis and decision making for management, marketing, resource-based industries and economic consulting.
The U.S. Federal Government's STEM OPT program will allow international students to work in the U.S. for up to 36 months after graduating from this program.
Professor and Chair, Department of Resource Economics, UMass Amherst
"Through our graduate programme in Resource Economics, we’re interested in developing creative solutions to complex problems. This programme will prepare students for careers in analysis and decision making for management, marketing, resource-based industries such as electric utilities and petroleum, government and policy positions, environment and economic consulting.”