AEM 2500 - Environmental and Resource Economics


(SBA-AG) (CU-SBY)     
Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both AEM 1500  and AEM 2500.
Prerequisite: ECON 1110 .

A. Ortiz Bobea.

This course uses microeconomics to understand the causes and how to devise solutions to environmental and natural resource problems. Subjects include valuation, benefit-cost analysis, policy design and property rights. The course relies on these concepts to explore major current policy issues such as economic incentives in environmental policy, air and water pollution, depletion of renewable and nonrenewable resources, and global warming. Students are evaluated based on problems sets, short essays, 3 quizzes and 3 prelims.



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