ENVIRON 375 - Environmental and Resource Economics
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
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.

ENVIRON 375 - Environmental and Resource Economics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
19965
Open
14
 
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MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
19967
Open
4
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
19969
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
19971
Open
2
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
19973
Open
2
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
19975
Closed
0
 
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Tu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
19977
Open
4
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
21553
Open
1
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
21554
Open
1
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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