2021-2022 Catalog

ECON 301 Environmental Economics and Policy

The purpose of this course is to illustrate the role that economics can play in creating and improving environmental policy. We will apply the theories of economic efficiency, cost-benefit analysis, market failure, and property rights to environmental policy and regulation. We will cover the principles of market-based environmental policies and their applications in the world today. We will touch on all aspects of the economy's interaction with the environment, including air and water pollution, global warming, environmental health, non-market valuation, and resource extraction.


4 units


ECON 101 or ECON 102