ENVS 56 Environmental Economics and Governance
This course explores how concepts from economics and political science can be integrated and applied to issues of environmental governance. Classroom activities and assignments are designed to foster critical thinking about 1) the tools used in environmental economics and 2) the interplay between economic and political forces in human-environment systems. Students will learn how concepts such as cost-benefit analysis, incentive-based regulation, and interest-based politics are applied to problems ranging from pollution reduction to international environmental negotiations.
ECON 1 or ECON 2
and MATH 3
, or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
Distributive and/or World Culture
Offered17S, 18S: 11