This course aims at equipping students with economic methods and tools to analyze basic environmental issues while strengthening group work skills. This course combines theoretical analysis with discussions on specific environmental policies as applied to water, air pollution, energy, climate change and human health issues. Within these examples, particular topics that will be covered are the concepts of sustainability, microeconomic analysis of environmental regulation, the problem of social cost, policy instrument choice, and estimating costs and benefits of environmental improvements via revealed preferences (hedonic analysis, travel cost method, household production) or stated preferences.
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
Be familiar with a number of real world environmental policy problems and understand how economic analysis has been applied in their solution.
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Understand how economic methods can be applied to a whole selection of environmental economics problems.
Additional reading will be given to students.
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