Middlebury

ECON 0488

Space Economics

Space Economics
In this course we will study the economics of outer space. Specific topics include: the existing terrestrial space economy, the historical development of the launch and space observation sectors, the physical constraints of space travel (the rocket equation, life support units), and dual-use technologies; orbit use, focusing on satellites, orbital debris, and emerging industrial concentration; the use of lunar resources, particularly ice extraction and dust management; and the economics of extra-terrestrial human settlements. (ECON 0210 and (ECON 0250 or ECON 0255); ECON 0265 strongly recommended.)
Subject:
Economics
Department:
Economics
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Spring 2023

ECON0488A-S23 Seminar

Fall 2021

ECON0488A-F21 Seminar (Rao)