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Welcome to CSF’s collection of video lessons. We’ve created these for people who want to learn - or review - the basic economics of conservation. Want to know why environmental problems happen? How to value things in the natural environment? The essentials of fisheries and forestry economics? Step-by-step instructions on cost-benefit analysis? These are the first areas we’re producing. We’re launching the series as part of our Conservation Economics Initiative and will be adding videos regularly, so check back on this space or subscribe to our YouTube channel. These videos were made possible thanks to the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation and Jon Mellberg and family. If you haven’t taken a CSF course in person and want to find out more, please visit our Training page.

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Cost-Benefit Analysis
Fisheries Economics & Policy
Forestry Economics
Valuation of Ecosystem Services

Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Intro to Valuation

Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Classes of Values

Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Market Based Valuation Approach

Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Replacement Cost Method

Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Avoided Cost Method

Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Travel Cost Method

Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Hedonic Pricing Method

Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Contingent Valuation

Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Choice Experiments

Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Benefits Transfer

Public vs. Private Goods