AEM 4580

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

An exploration of both opportunities and pitfalls of sustainable business using tools from both psychology and economics that are combined in the field of behavioral economics. The course will address the following questions: In a regulatory economy, with complex environmental law and technology, how can managers prevent costly environmental penalties, damage to the company reputation, and lawsuits? When if, and how can firms make money by going green? Can firms save money by reducing pollution? Will consumers pay for green? What business strategies have resulted in success and what strategies in failure? For example, has consumer suspicion of "green-washing" backfired on companies selling green? Answering these questions requires knowledge of law, economics, and psychology. Graduate students will be assigned additional reading and prepare two papers.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: juniors and seniors.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: AEM 2500.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: AEM 6580

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4720AEM 4580  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: AEM 2500.