Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    Sep 25, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 4500 - Resource Economics

(crosslisted) ECON 3860  
(SBA-AG) (CU-SBY)     
Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: MATH 1110 , ECON 3030  or AEM 2600 . Permission of instructor required. For students whose major or minor require both AEM 2500  and AEM 4500, AEM 2500  should be taken before AEM 4500.

C.-Y.C. Lin Lawell.

This course introduces students to the economics of renewable and nonrenewable natural resources. Topics covered include the valuation and use of land; the extraction and management of nonrenewable resources such as minerals, rare earth elements, and energy resources; renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy; forest management; water and groundwater economics, management, and conservation; and sustainability. Students will learn how to use dynamic models to analyze decision-making over time, and to solve dynamic optimization problems analytically and numerically. Students will also learn how to analyze and explain the intuition and logic behind the theory and concepts. Students will apply the methods, quantitative tools, and concepts to analyze natural resource issues at global and local levels; to introspectively reflect on their own lives and future aspirations; and to draw lessons and implications for leadership, management, and policy. A solid background in calculus is required.

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