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Fall 2018-2019
* WWS 306 / ECO 329 / ENV 319 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Environmental Economics

Smita B. Brunnermeier

Course introduces use of economics in understanding both the sources of and the remedies to environmental and resource allocation problems. It emphasizes the reoccurrence of economic phenomena like public goods, externalities, market failure and imperfect information. Students learn about the design and evaluation of environmental policy instruments, the political economy of environmental policy, and the valuation of environmental and natural resource services. The concepts are illustrated in a variety of applications from domestic pollution of air, water and land to international issues such as global warming and sustainable development.

Sample reading list:
Eban S. Goodstein, Economics and the Environment, Seventh Edition
Margolis, Elfenbein & Walsh, Does it Pay to Be Good...And Does it Matter?
Dell, Jones & Olken, What Do We Learn from the Weather
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 50 pages of reading per week, plus four HW assignments, mid-term exam, final presentation, and final exam.

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAT 103 or equivalent and WWS 300 or ECO 300 or equivalent..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22026 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T Th   Robertson Hall   015   Enrolled:17 Limit:30
24139 P01 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Robertson Hall   023   Enrolled:14 Limit:20
24335 P02 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am W   Corwin Hall   124   Enrolled:3 Limit:15
23418 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled