Environmental Economics –

eco370

(3 credits)

This course applies the theoretical economics tools to environmental issues. Special emphasis will be devoted to analyzing the role of public policy regarding the economy and the environment.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Overview of Environmental Economics

  • Summarize natural resource economics.
  • Explain the relationship of supply and demand to environmental choices.

Tools and Methods of Environmental Analysis

  • Classify the economic impacts of proposed actions.
  • Classify the environmental impacts of proposed actions.
  • Perform a benefit-cost analysis of an environmental choice.

Environmental Regulation and Policy Assessment

  • Analyze the economic and environmental consequences of policy choices.
  • Explain the purpose of incentive-based strategies.

Local and National Environmental Economics

  • Evaluate the economic implications of local and national water pollution policies.
  • Evaluate the economic implications of local and national air pollution policies.
  • Evaluate the economic implications of local and national hazardous substances policies.
  • Evaluate the economic implications of policies related to conservation biology.

Global Environmental Economics

  • Differentiate between the environmental economics of the developing world and industrialized countries.
  • Evaluate the economic and environmental costs and benefits of international trade and international agreements.

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