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ECON 2277 Environmental Economics and Policy (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the economics of environmental policy. We begin by examining market failures from externalities and public goods. We then discuss public policy options to correct these failures, and develop tools to assess the costs and benefits of each approach. With this framework in place, the remainder of the course is spent evaluating past efforts to conserve land and improve air and water quality, before concluding with an extensive discussion about global climate change policy.


Instructor(s): Sweeney, Richard

Prerequisites: ECON1131, Micro Principles

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Last Updated: 11-Mar-15