Public Seminar 9th April

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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The Department of Economics, Waikato Management School invites you to a Public Seminar presented by our Distinguished Visiting Academic PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HANLEY
University of Stirling, United Kingdom

 5.45pm in MSB1.05
Waikato Management School, University of Waikato
Free car parking via Gate 10 on Silverdale Road

The economics of biodiversity

Why should we spend money protecting endangered birds like the kakapo?
What's the point of trying to conserve native forests?

In this talk, Professor Hanley suggests that one of the main reasons is that conserving biodiversity provides very real economic benefits, and we will look at some examples of studies which have measured this economic value of biodiversity, from the deep sea to the Scottish mountains.
We will also look at the contributions that economics has made to helping us to decide how best to protect biodiversity, especially when this involves changing how private land is managed.

Brief Bio: Nick Hanley is an environmental economist whose research interests involve the economics of biodiversity, environmental valuation, ecological-economic modelling and measuring sustainability. He is a Board Member of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and is also the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Coastal Zone Forum Convenor for the Scotland Marine Biodiversity Function and Services Steering Group. Nick has acted as a consultant to many UK government departments and agencies, the EU, the World Bank and the OECD.
In his spare time Nick likes to go tramping and hillwalking, and plays the guitar in a band. During his time here Nick has also been doing some busking at the local farmersmarkets.

 

 

 

 

 



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