OMFE 507: Ecological Economics


73510 (for web registration)




Jeffrey Rosen






Spring 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Fri 1/14 (1:00PM-8:59PM)
Fri 2/11 (1:00PM-8:59PM)
Fri 3/4 (1:00PM-8:59PM)
Fri 3/25 (1:00PM-8:59PM)
Fri 4/15 (1:00PM-8:59PM)


Competency Area: Finance & Economics
Prerequisite: See the microeconomics prerequisite statement in the registration instructions. Required of first year O&M Summer 2010 entering Weekend MBA students; others by written permission of Program Director provided to Registrar’s Office via Antioch email.

Ecological economics addresses the complexity inherent in the process of determining how we decide, utilize, and prioritize resources in a way that does not jeopardize the future well-being of the natural and human systems. The course will survey the breadth of current application tools for measuring impacts on sustainability. Within this context, historical neo-classical tools will be viewed for their ability to measure a sustainable direction. Growth, development, and commerce take on new meaning when examined through the lens of sustainable economic models. Given that new meaning, the challenges inherent to measuring change provide students with the opportunity to deepen their applied understanding of sustainability theory. Students may do additional readings and discussions, field or research projects, or case study analysis on-line. Students should check the course sites in Sakai for on-line assignments that may begin prior to the first class meeting and throughout the semester for ongoing projects and discussions.