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Course Number: 90-803

Environmental Economics

Units: 6

Environmental Economics This course covers the material that students would be expected to have mastered to participate in a meaningful policy discussion about environmental issues. The goal is for students to be able to understand the economic approach to analysis of environmental problems, common critiques of this approach, specific types of solutions to environmental problems currently in use, and the advantages and disadvantages of these solutions. The course discusses costs and benefits, but the overlap with the Cost-Benefit Analysis course (90-747) is not large. This course also has relative limited overlap with the Economics of Global Warming course (90-828). That course focuses on a single – and extremely difficult to address – environmental issue from a technical and economic perspective.


Karen B. Clay