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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Listed in: Economics, as ECON-210
Formerly listed as: ECON-25
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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: ECON 111/111E. Limited to 35 students. Spring semester. Professor Sims.
If Overenrolled: Preference given to senior and junior economics majors.
Offerings2013-14: Offered in Spring 2014
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2012