2023-2024 Catalog

ECON 340 Environmental and Resource Economics

This course provides a survey of environmental and natural resource economics with application to real world contemporary issues. We will discuss fundamental economic principles in public goods and environmental valuation, and the economics of renewable and non-renewable resources and discuss policies to manage natural resources. Topics will include market mechanisms and market shortcomings, property rights, non-market valuation, pollution control, discounting and dynamic efficiency, nonrenewable and renewable resource management, climate change, and sustainability.


ECON 251 and ECON 253