ECON 370 - Environmental and Resource Economics
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ECON 471 or 472.
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 101.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course focuses on how basic economic concepts — supply, demand, and opportunity cost — can be used to understand and manage a wide range of environmental problems. Topics include the sources of market failure for environmental goods, externalities and policy approaches for their control, discounting and benefit-cost analysis, nonmarket valuation, and management of nonrenewable and renewable resources. The emphasis is on conceptual understanding rather than formulas or solution algorithms; students have to understand economic reasoning more than they will use math. The tests and much of the homework assignments are short-answer questions that require students to explain their reasoning. Lectures will cover key concepts; discussion sections and readings will provide reinforcement through examples and problem-solving. Students completing this course will have an improved understanding of the economics paradigm, the sources of environmental problems, and some ideas for their solution.

ECON 370 - Environmental and Resource Economics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
19964
Open
14
 
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MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
19966
Open
4
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
19968
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
19970
Open
2
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
19972
Open
2
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
19974
Closed
0
 
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Tu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
19976
Open
4
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
21555
Open
1
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
21556
Open
1
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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