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Economics of the Environment and Climate
ECON 310
Spring 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENVS 312

This course introduces environmental economics: we begin with the theory, including cost-benefit analysis, externalities, and concepts of economic efficiency that combine standard economic consumption with environmental benefits. We then turn to practical applications of the theory to policy questions: for example, in the contexts of air and water pollution, energy use, the economics of the climate, and sustainability. These topics will be treated mathematically using formal economic models and also acknowledge that the the field is heavily influenced by the natural sciences and policy constraints.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ECON301
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(ECON-MN)(ECON)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HRAD-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on JUL-24-2024
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