ECON 254 - Environmental Economics

This course examines the economic tools used for analyzing and solving problems related to environmental quality.  Students will learn about cost-benefit analysis, a framework for examining the economic efficiency of environmental programs or projects, explore alternative methods for determining the economic values of non-marketed goods and services, and gain an understanding of the policy mechanisms that can be used to control pollution.  Specific attention is given to air and water pollution, hazardous waste management, and global climate change.

Prerequisites: ECON 010  and ECON 011  are required.  ECON 160   is recommended.

Anticipated Terms Offered: bi-annually

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