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Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy 

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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX. Lead your company to make the switch to biobased resources and build a profitable sustainable business.

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Overview

Are you responsible for dealing with the economics and policies governing the transition- and implementation of biobased products and resources? Join the course Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy and discover the whole value chain from Research & Development, over application, processing, retailing and final demand. 

Learn how the value chain and the rents and their distribution along the chain are affected by policies. Examples such as the benefits and costs of developing, cultivating, and marketing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will be discussed extensively.

Upgrade your knowledge about the recent trends in the circular economy and in sustainable business. Know how to measure adoption and environmental benefits, learn about the benefits and costs and the distribution of sustainable products, market power, approval processes, supply chain, guiding policies and the current social debate.

This Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy course at Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX is part of the MicroMasters program Business and Economics for a Circular Economy.

Explore the other courses in the MicroMasters program:

  • Circular Economy: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • From Fossil Resources to Biomass: a Chemistry Perspective
  • Capstone Business and Economics for a Circular Economy

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • Explain the economic issues and policies affecting the biobased economy at the EU and international level
  • Identify the important factors driving the development of the circular bioeconomy
  • Assess the development of the circular bioeconomy from an economic perspective

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 28 days
    • 12 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To optimally learn in/from and complete the complete MicroMasters Program we expect you to have a bachelor degree in social sciences (preferably business-, or economics). However, there is no formal entry level requirement for this MOOC.

Tuition Fee

Add a Verified Certificate for $149 USD

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Funding

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