ECON 477
Economics of Environmental Behavior
Last Offered Spring 2019
Division II Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Cross-listed ECON 477 / ENVI 376
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

A community maintains a fishery; a firm decides whether to get a green certification; you choose to fly home or stay here for spring break: behaviors of people and firms determine our impact on the environment. We’ll use economics to model environmental behavior and to consider how policies can help or hurt the environment. Topics we’ll study include: voluntary conservation, social norms and nudges, firm responses to mandatory and voluntary rules, and boycotts and divestment.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 15
Class#: 3217
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: short essays and empirical exercises, class participation, oral presentation(s), and a final original research paper using an experiment, existing data, or theory
Prerequisites: ECON 251 and (ECON 255 or STAT 346)
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:
ECON 477 Division II ENVI 376 Division II
Attributes: MAST Interdepartmental Electives
POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses

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