Economics of the Environment

Spring 2020
Dylan Brewer
ECON 4440

Is economic growth incompatible with environmental quality? This course discusses how human social and economic behavior impacts and is impacted by the environment. We discuss how to design policies that promote economically and environmentally sustainable communities such as carbon pricing and property-rights approaches. In addition, we discuss how communities can manage environmental commons problems by relying on local knowledge, norms, and institutions. This course provides practical tools and principles for solving environmental problems as a policymaker, employee at a firm, or as a private citizen.

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