PAM 5970

PAM 5970

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: coursework in introductory microeconomics. Recommended prerequisite: coursework in introductory statistics. 
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 3865, PAM 3670, PAM 5970.

Outcomes
  • 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 efficient 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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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ECON 3850PAM 3670

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17910 PAM 5970   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sanders, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person