Spring 2009

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-25


Katharine R. E. Sims (Section 01)


Students in this course will explore society’s use of the natural environment as a component of production and consumption. The allocation of exhaustible and renewable resources and the protection of environmental quality from an economic standpoint will be examined. Public policy avenues for controlling natural resource management and the environment will also be explored. Case studies include air pollution and acid rain, depletion of the ozone layer and the greenhouse effect, the solid waste crisis, and deforestation, among others. Requisite: Economics 11. Limited to 50 students. Spring semester. Professor Sims.