Environmental Economics Topics

Special Topics in Environmental Economics
The objective of this seminar is that each student achieves fluency in a set of advanced concepts in environmental economics. The seminar is divided into two main sections. First, we introduce the core theory and policy implications of environmental economics. These include the theory of externalities and public goods; the Coase theorem; and policy instrument choice. Empirical methods used to measure the costs and benefits of environmental policies are also introduced. Second, we study some selected topics: the economics of local air pollution and greenhouse gases; the design of market-based environmental policies; the economics of non-renewable resources, including fossil fuels and old-growth forests; and the management of renewable resources, including fisheries and second-growth forest resources. (ECON 0255) 3 hrs. sem.
Social Sciences
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Fall 2017

ECON0465A-F17 Seminar

Fall 2016

ECON0465A-F16 Seminar (Muller)

Spring 2016

ECON0465A-S16 Seminar (Isham)

Spring 2015

ECON0465A-S15 Seminar (Muller)

Spring 2014

ECON0465A-S14 Seminar (Muller)

Spring 2013

ECON0465A-S13 Seminar (Isham)

Spring 2012

ECON0465A-S12 Seminar (Isham)

Spring 2011

ECON0465A-S11 Seminar (Isham)

Spring 2010

ECON0465A-S10 Seminar (Muller)
ECON0465B-S10 Seminar (Muller)

Fall 2008

ECON0465A-F08 Seminar (Muller)

Fall 2007

ECON0465A-F07 Seminar (Muller)

Fall 2006

ECON0465A-F06 Seminar (Isham)

Fall 2005

ECON0465A-F05 Seminar (Isham)

Fall 2003

ECON0465A-F03 Lecture (Isham)