ECON 3850

ECON 3850

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This class will focus on the use of economics as a tool in forming and evaluating environmental policy, with a focus on how economists measure the health and economic effects of pollution and environmental regulation in the United States. Topics include: externalities in an environmental context; regulation methods such as command and control, Pigouvian taxation, and cap and trade; overview of current environmental legislation; environmental quality and health; regulation and environmental justice.

When Offered Fall.

Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: AEM 4510, ECON 3850, ECON 4820, PAM 3670, PAM 5970.  

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

  • Students will be able to explain the reasons for market failure in the presence of externalities in an environmental context.
  • Students will identify common methods of government intervention in environmental regulation, and explain relative strengths and weaknesses in the context of both social efficiency and equity.
  • Students will discuss and evaluate methods used to measure the health and economic effects of environmental quality and various environmental policies.
  • Students will address the common tradeoffs between equity and efficiency in environmental policy, including environmental justice.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PAM 3670PAM 5970

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16787 ECON 3850   LEC 001