ENVI 379
Economics of the Environment Fall 2009
Division II Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Cross-listed ENVI 379 / ECON 379
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This course acquaints students with an intermediate level of environmental and natural resource economics. First half of the course will be devoted to establishing an understanding of basic theoretical concepts as they apply to real-world environmental and resource problems. The topics include externalities, public goods, common property resources, taxes, standards, tradable pollution permits, and inter-temporal resource management. Second half will discuss more advanced topics and familiarize students with analytical tools and models commonly used in environmental and resource economics. The topics include cost-benefit analysis, non-market valuation, choice of pollution-control instruments, uncertainty and the role of information, inter-temporal models of renewable and non-renewable resources, and international environmental treaties.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 20
Class#: 1665
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: written problem sets, a midterm, a short essay, and a final exam
Prerequisites: Economics 251, familiarity with statistics
Enrollment Preferences: senior Economics majors
Distributions: Division II Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENVI 379 Division II ECON 379 Division II
Attributes: ENVI Environmental Policy

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