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AEM 2500, 08/28/09 Environmental and Resource Economics AEM 2500 Fall Semester, 2009 MWF 9:05 – 9:55 Warren 131 http://blackboard.cornell.edu Prof. Gregory L. Poe • Course Overview and Housekeeping • Conceptualizing Environmental and Resource Economics “Environmental Economics”, “Resource Economics” and “Ecological Economics” Are They Oxymorons ?
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AEM 2500, 08/28/09 People Confuse Economy with Economics • Economics: Economics is the study of how people and society choose , with or without the use of money, to allocate scarce resources that could have alternative uses , now or in the future, among various persons and groups in society. Environmental and Resource Economics • The objectives of this course are: – to introduce fundamental economic principles and the “economic approach” to policy issues. – to demonstrate how these concepts underpin contemporary environmental and natural resource issues and policy solutions. – To enable you to “think like an economist” with respect to
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2009 for the course AEM 2500 taught by Professor Poe,g. during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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