Saturday, April 30, 2011

Economics, Sustainability, & Statistics

To be sustainable is in essence to use resources in a way that is compatible with the needs of future generations as well as meeting the needs of today. Economics is the study of people's choices and how they can be made compatible. As such, economics provides the perfect analytical framework for studying the sustainable use of resources. My primary interest in graduate school focused on the economic and environmental impacts of biotechnology.

In this section of the blog (Under the heading Economics and Sustainability) I plan to share links to research and current events as they relate to economics, statistics, and sustainability. For more information on economics and sustainability see the links below, or any of my posts with the label 'sustainability.'

Pamela Ronald (Sustainability Lectures)  

Pamela Ronald (labels and GMO foods)

The Invisible Green Hand - George Mason University

Got (green) Milk? Mitigating Climate Change with rbST

Farm Subsidies and Sustainability: Corrections for the Environmental Working Group

Do Subsidies Benefit the Largest Farms the Most? 

The Impact of Ethanol Subsidies on Corn Prices

Global Warming- Forecasts by Scientists vs. Scientific Forecasts

Modern Sustainable Agriculture (video)

Office Sustainability Committee (video)