Fall 2022  |  PA 5722 Section 001: Economics of Environmental Policy (23833)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/06/2022 - 12/14/2022
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 155
Enrollment Status:
Open (34 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to economic principles and methods as they apply to environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity conservation, and water quality. Course will cover benefit-cost analysis, methods of environmental valuation, as well as critiques of market-based solutions to environmental challenges.
Class Notes:
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:
In person, on campus
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5722_Fall2021.docx (Fall 2021)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5722_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5722_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 April 2021

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