ECON 213
Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Fall 2020
Division II Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Cross-listed ECON 213 / ENVI 213
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We’ll use economics to learn why we harm the environment and overuse natural resources, and what we can do about it. We’ll talk about whether and how we can put a dollar value on nature and ecosystem services. We’ll study cost benefit analysis, pollution in general, climate change, environmental justice, natural resources (like fisheries, forests, and fossil fuels), and energy. We will take an economic approach to global sustainability, and study the relationship between the environment and economic growth and trade. Consideration of justice and equity will be woven through the whole semester.
The Class: Format: lecture; We will likely use small, focused discussion groups in combination with lectures
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 2377
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: problem sets, short essays, final paper; intermediate assignments may include poster, presentation, brief writing assignment
Prerequisites: ECON 110 or equivalent
Enrollment Preferences: first-year and sophomore students
Unit Notes: this course will count toward both the Environmental Studies major and concentration
Distributions: Division II Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ECON 213 Division II ENVI 213 Division II
QFR Notes: We will use formal theory expressed in math and graphs, perform calculations, and consume statistical data.
Attributes: ENVI Environmental Policy
EVST Social Science/Policy
MAST Interdepartmental Electives
POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses

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