Course Catalog

IEPG8663

Ocean & Coastal Economics

he purpose of this course is to develop advanced economic skills applied to development and resource issues in the world’s oceans and coasts. The course will focus heavily on analytical and data-driven techniques that can help illuminate the costs and benefits of various policies in the ocean and coastal zones, using a variety of metrics, and incorporating environmental and social values. The course will be divided into two parts: Market economics and coastal planning with Prof. DePaolis and non-market economics with Prof. Scorse.


Student participation in both of these sections will be high, involving many in-class assignments, lab sessions, and extended discussions. Students will be expected to engage in original data collection, analysis, and research. This is an intensive course geared for people who want to pursue careers in marine-related fields, although the topics are more broadly applicable to a range of conservation and development-related careers.


GIS is recommended.

Subject:
Intl Environmental Policy
Department:
Intl Environmental Policy
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
IPOL8663 *

Sections

Spring 2014 - MIIS

IEPG8663A-S14 Lecture (DePaolis, Scorse)

Spring 2013 - MIIS

IEPG8663A-S13 Lecture (DePaolis, Scorse)