The environmental topics have received special relevance in the last years. Behind this thematic there exist complex social processes to whose understanding the Economics has much that to contribute.
The Master in Environmental Economics (MAEA) departs from this to offer a program designed with international standards that provides a solid training in Economic Analysis for: 1) understanding the interactions between the economy and the environment, and 2) improving the decision making, both in government and in private sector, concerning environmental topics.
The first year of the program takes place in the Santa Fe Campus (SF) of the CIDE, in Mexico City. The second year of the program takes place in the Center Region Campus (RC) of the CIDE, in Aguascalientes, considering that most of the teachers and researchers specialized in Environmental Economics of the CIDE are assigned to the latter mentioned campus. On the other hand, an important and increasing number of members of the RC Campus have as a subject of study environmental topics on a complementary perspective to that of the Economics (e.g. Public Administration, Laws and International Relations). Due to that, the RC Campus turns out to be the ideal place for the students to take their second year of the program and accomplish a well-rounded education, so they design and evaluate public policies related to environmental problems.
With the acquired knowledge, our graduates will be able to develop professionally in different government offices, the Academia, the private sector, social organizations and international institutions.
It is a demanding and rigorous program, which offers a unique pedagogic experience, financial aid, educational infrastructure and international exchange programs. With this, it’s possible that, in two years, the students obtain knowledge and skills for a successful professional development, which will allow them to improve their environment and generate useful knowledge.
The solid background of the members of the Division of Economics and of the RC Campus, allows this program to be classified as one of recent creation under Conacyt’s National Registry of Quality Graduate Studies (PNPC).
Dr. Susan W. Parker
Chair of the Division of Economics
Dr. José Jaime Sainz Santamaría
Director of the Center Region Campus