Summer 2023 - ECON 460 D100
Seminar in Environmental Economics (3)
Class Number: 2751
Delivery Method: In Person
Focus will vary from term to term. Quantitative.
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.
- Written/online assignments 20%
- Literature reviews 30%
- Term paper 20%
- Final exam 30%
*Note: students required to have webcam capability for certain classes and meetings
Kolstad, Charles D. Environmental Economics. 2nd edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2010.
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