Fall 2020 - ECON 460 D100

Seminar in Environmental Economics (3)

Class Number: 5889

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 17, 2020
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, 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. Environmental Economics. 2nd edition. 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:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Starting Fall 2020, final exam schedules will be released in October. This will allow students to avoid enrollment conflicts, and will significantly reduce instances of exam hardship. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the final exam period December 9 - 20 until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

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.

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

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).