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Spring 2024
Jun 13,2024
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ECON 260 - Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
This course introduces the fundamental economic concepts, methods, and policy options used to analyze the interaction between the economy and the natural environment, including natural resources. Major topics covered include the economics of: pollution and environmental protection; resource extraction and depletion; externalities and public goods; and sustainability and resilience. Methods of economic analysis introduced include: cost-benefit analysis; valuation of environmental services, and impact analysis. Policy options considered include: property rights, effluent controls, emission charges, tradable pollution permits, and regulatory restrictions.
4.000 Credit hours
40.000 TO 48.000 Lecture hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Credit
Schedule Types: Lecture

Social Science Division
Social Science Department

Course Attributes:
Tuition, Social Science

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