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Number:EC327
Name:Environmental Economics
Description:This course examines basic economic approaches to environmental issues, including cost/benefit analysis, externalities theory, the “tragedy of the commons", land use planning and the "takings" issue, conservation, public lands, and resource management; the economic measurement of environmental values; sustainable economics; international trade and the environment; and more. An emphasis is the relationship between economics and ethics. Guest speakers illuminate selected topics.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Periodically
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): EC212

Course Objectives

Students completing this course will be able to: • Research prospects for sustainable business development • Interpret the impact of development on ecological issues in industrialized and developing countries • Track trends in national and international policymaking in the field.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2011 IN DEFENSE OF FOOD 0-14-311496-4 POLLAN PENGUIN
F 2010 IN DEFENSE OF FOOD 0-14-311496-4 POLLAN PENGUIN
F 2002 ENVIRONMENTAL&NATURAL RESOURCE ECON. 0618133925 HARRIS HM
F 2002 STATE OF THE WORLD 2002 0393322793 FLAVIN NORTON
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