Fall 2009

Introduction to Economics with Environmental Applications

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-11  |  Environmental Studies, as ENST-23


Katharine R. E. Sims (Section 01)


(Offered as Environmental Studies 23 and Economics 11, section 3.) A study of the central problem of scarcity and the ways in which the U. S. economic system allocates scarce resources among competing ends and apportions the goods produced among people. We will apply core economic concepts to major environmental/natural resource policy topics such as global climate change, local air and water pollution, over-harvesting of renewable resources, habitat loss, and solid waste management.

Students who have already taken Economics 11 can satisfy the Environmental Studies requirement by taking Economics 25.

Limited to 25 Amherst College students. Fall semester. Professor Sims.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022


Submitted by Katharine R. E. Sims on Friday, 9/4/2009, at 6:27 PM

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