Summer 2019 - ECON 460 E100

Seminar in Environmental Economics (3)

Class Number: 5854

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    WMC 3511, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 9, 2019
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    WMC 3260, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 302.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Focus will vary from term to term. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

The objective of the course is to apply economic models to environmental problems. After a brief examination of some of the key microeconomic models applied to environmental problems, a variety of topics in environmental economics will then be covered, with emphasis dependent on the interests of the class. Environmental policy analysis will be emphasized and applied to problems such as ecosystem degradation, climate change, urban air pollution, and water pollution. Other topics may include the effects of environmental policy on economic innovation and growth, international trade, and development. Seminar presentations will be related to these specific topics and dispersed throughout the semester.

Grading

  • Term paper 30%
  • Assignments 20%
  • Seminar participation 10%
  • Exam 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Kolstad, Charles D. Intermediate Environmental Economics. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2010.
ISBN: 978-0199732647

Additional readings are found on the course web page:
http://www.sfu.ca/~wainwrig/Econ400/Econ460.htm

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