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Environmental Economists

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There are about 21,000 economists, including environmental economists, working in the United States. Approximately 31 percent work in federal and state government. Many work as researchers at government agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, or international organizations, such as the United Nations, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. Many environmental economists teach at colleges and universities. Most economics-related jobs are concentrated in large cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C., although academic positions are located throughout the United States.

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