Summer 2019 - ECON 260 D100

Environmental Economics (3)

Class Number: 1855

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    WMC 3520, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 12, 2019
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 103 or 200.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Economic analysis of environmental problems (water and air pollution, etc.). Evaluation of market failures due to externalities and public goods. Market and non-market regulation of environmental problems. Students with credit for ECON 360 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course introduces students to the relationship between economic activity and the environment. The objective is to familiarize students with the causes, consequences and possible solutions to local and global environmental issues. Building on economic concepts from introductory economics courses, we will look at a variety of environmental problems and possible policy solutions.

Grading

  • Participation 5%
  • Midterms (2) 40%
  • Final exam 55%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Environmental Economics, 4th Canadian edition. Barry Field & Nancy Olewiler, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2015.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS