2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
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2012-2013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECON 357 - Environmental Economics

This course is one of the three Ph.D. courses in the Spatial Environmental Economics field sequence.  The material that will be covered includes the application of microeconomics to optimal natural resource extraction and use, analysis of pollution control regulation, and the valuation of environmental amenities.  The first third of the course will cover nonrenewable and renewable natural resource use.  The second third will present basic externality theory and the role of economic incentives for pollution control.  The final third will introduce the methods developed for the measurement of environmental benefits.  Throughout the course, current environmental policy issues will be discussed in context.

Prerequisites: ECON 302