Fall 2020  |  PA 5722 Section 001: Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (33462)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/08/2020 - 12/16/2020
Mon 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
West Bank Skyway AUDITORIUM
09/08/2020 - 12/16/2020
Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (28 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Public policy associated with natural resource use and environmental protection. Develops/applies economic concepts/methodologies/policy mechanisms. Principles of environmental/resource economics. Issues related to renewable/nonrenewable resources and environmental pollution. Focuses on scientific/political aspects of policy. prereq: [Intermediate microeconomics, intermediate policy analysis, grad student] or instr consent
Class Notes:
Content will be available online asynchronously. Students MUST attend either an in-person (Monday, 4:00-5:15) or online (Wednesday, 4:00-5:15) discussion section depending on their preference week by week. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?keeler+PA5722+Fall2021
Class Description:
This course will introduce students to core concepts in economics that underlie policy and decision-making related to the environment and conservation. These include cost-benefit assessment, valuation of non-market goods and services, the role of the market and the state in addressing externalities, and decision tools commonly used in negotiating the tradeoffs that are inevitable in managing scarce resources. The course will explore and debate real-world applications of economic principles, as well as critiques of key assumptions in economic models and frontiers in behavioral economics, ecological economics, and issues of power, justice, and equity.
Who Should Take This Class?:
The course is open to any student, regardless of previous experience in economics. The focus of the course is on conceptual applications of economic theory to environmental policy and management. Assignments include review and critique of cost benefit assessments, position papers, and presentation and application of core concepts to contemporary environmental problems.
student choice
Class Format:
Lecture materials will be available online asynchronously - students can move through the materials at their own pace and schedule. Discussion sections will be offered either in-person or synchronously online during designated class times. Students can chose to participate in discussions in-person or remotely. Students will be assigned to a discussion slot based on schedules and preference.
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5722_Fall2021.docx (Fall 2021)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5722_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 July 2020

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