Introduction to Environmental Economics

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Course No: ECON.4150; Last Offered: No Data;

Course Description

Examines economic and policy aspects of environmental quality, natural resource and relevant work-environment related issues. Models are used to blend economic theory (e.g. market failure caused by externalities, asymmetric information, lack of property rights etc.) with environmental facts using standard benefit-cost or efficiency criteria. Students will learn to derive policy insights from theoretical constructs. The primary objective is to show how the basic principles in economics can play a valuable role in analyzing and evaluating critical environmental issues and help in determining policy guidelines (in terms of direct controls, voluntary programs, taxes, other monetary incentives etc). Graduate students in work environment will be required to do an economic analysis of an occupational health and safety intervention. Graduate students from ESDR will undertake a project that is relevant to his or her field of specialization with the permission of the instructor.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: ECON.2010.
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3;

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