Climate Economics and Policy

Department Numbers
Department 1: 
EAS
Number 1: 
501.022
Description: 
This course attacks the problem of climate change from the perspective of economics. Topics covered include (but are not limited to): the "social cost of carbon"; international climate negotiation; market-based and prescriptive policy solutions; economic efficiency vs. distributional equity; electric power; energy efficiency; and transportation. Classes feature lecturing but prioritize student participation throughout. Course assignments are designed to give practice in a variety of tasks to which students may be exposed in future careers. Through all of these activities, students will:
 
1) Become knowledge experts in the area of climate economics and policy
2) Develop a versatile economic intuition, for use in any environmental professional setting
3) Become more comfortable with quantitative thinking and analysis
4) Improve their ability to communicate, translate, and wield rhetoric in the highly divisive scientific debate about how to respond to the changing climate
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Credits

Minimum Credits: 
3
Maximum Credits: 
3
Undergrad: 
No
Graduate: 
Yes

Terms Offered

Fall Semester: 
No
Winter Semester: 
Yes