Middlebury

ECON 0365

Climate Change Economics

The Economics of Climate Change
In this course we will apply the tools of economic analysis to the problem of global climate change. The goal is to expose students to how economists approach this important policy problem. The course will begin with a review of reasons for policy interventions in markets and policy instrument choice. We will then focus on the measurement of damages from emissions of greenhouse gases. Subsequent topics will include: discounting, technology and abatement costs, benefit-cost analysis, uncertainty and catastrophic risk, and policies in practice. (ECON 0255; ECON 0265 encouraged). 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Economics
Department:
Economics
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Spring 2022

ECON0365A-S22 Lecture

Spring 2021

ECON0365A-S21 Lecture (Berazneva)
ECON0365B-S21 Lecture (Berazneva)

Spring 2017

ECON0365A-S17 Lecture (Muller)
ECON0365B-S17 Lecture (Muller)