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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 6600 - Natural Resources and Economic Development


(CU-SBY)     
Spring. 3-4 credits, variable. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: graduate standing. Open to graduate students outside economics. Additional section TBA for economics majors.

D. R. Lee.

Examines selected topics in natural resources, agricultue and economic development, technology assessment, ecosystem management and the environment, with a focus on developing countries. Topics include production, poverty, and environmental trade-offs; sustainable technology development; ecosystems and agro-ecosystems; valuation of ecosystem services, and PES programs; trade and environment linkages; economics of conservation and development; and alternative methodologies for analyzing these interactions. Readings emphasize the economic literature, but also draw from the biophysical sciences, ecosystem management, and the broader social sciences.



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