Jun 8, 2017
The Blue Economy with
Have you ever sat down by the
waters of your favorite river or scenic coastline, and imagined
your relationship to all that water? It turns out that layers
of complexity are hiding in plain sight, if the right stories and
messages are there to point them out.
In this episode of
ComCap The Podcast, Amy Pearl sits down with Jason Scorse,
Director at the Center for the Blue Economy at the Middlebury
Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey, who
specializes in the relationship between our waters and our economy.
The more we can understand this complex and dynamic relationship,
the more we see the imperative for preservation and regeneration of
our delicate ecosystems.
Director, Center for the Blue
Economy, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at
Jason Scorse received his
Ph.D. in Agricultural & Resource Economics from UC-Berkeley in
2005. He is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the
International Environmental Policy Program. Dr. Scorse has
consulted for numerous environmental organizations, including the
Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club, and he is
currently the Lead Non-Market Economist for the
Economics Program. He has published articles in American
Economic Review, California Management Review, and for books
published by the Brookings Institution and Routledge Press. His
What Environmentalists Need to Know About
was released in 2010. Dr. Scorse also sits on the board of the
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Research Activities Panel
and The Otter Project. In addition to his scholarly work and
consulting, he writes for the Grist
In this episode you’ll
to rethink our relationship with the Earth’s water.
history, mission and intention of the Center for the Blue
the field of behavioral economics plays an important role in
crafting messages for positive change
importance of simplicity and narrative.
Links to Resources
Institute for International Studies (MIIS) at
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Behavioral Economics - a
method of economic analysis that applies psychological insights
into human behavior to explain economic decision-making.