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Saving the environment: think like an economist

Environment Themed

What’s on offer?

This interactive online workshop for A level students, led by IFS researchers, will look at how the tools of economics can be used to address big environmental issues like air pollution, rising air temperatures and traffic jams. At the end of the workshop, IFS researchers will also discuss what they do at work and how economists address these challenges.

What’s it about?

Economics is about more than just money - it is about a set of tools we can use to solve all sorts of problems. At this workshop, IFS researchers will explain how we can use economics to address big environmental issues facing the world, and will help you to think like an economist. At the workshop, we will ask you to think about what can be done about air pollution, traffic jams and other environmental problems and discuss their advantages and disadvantages, their impact on various people and how we could think about evaluating them.

Open to

Young people aged 16-18 who are interested in what economists do at work, and those interested in a career in economics.