Summer 2023 - ECON 460 D200
Seminar in Environmental Economics (3)
Class Number: 2752
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Tue, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 8, 2023
Tue, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
Prerequisites:ECON 302 with a minimum grade of C-.
Focus will vary from term to term. Quantitative.
This course aims at equipping students with economic tools to understand and evaluate environmental questions relating to pollution, environmental amenities, sustainable development, and climate change. The course is organized around the following key topics: externalities and market failure, choice of environmental policy instruments, commonly used nonmarket evaluation techniques and their implementation, and economics of sustainability.
- Writing Assignments (in class) 20%
- Midterm 25%
- Final exam 55%
Kolstad, Charles. Environmental Economics (2nd edition), 2011, Oxford University Press.
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