syllabus09 - ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS ENSC/ECON-143A, Fall...

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ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS ENSC/ECON-143A, Fall Quarter 2009 Lecture: Pierce Hall 3374, MWF 2:10 – 3:00pm Discussions: M 4:10 – 5:00pm, W 9:10 – 10:00am Professor: Ken Baerenklau Office: Geology 2460D Phone: 827-2628 Office Hours: MW 3:00 – 4:00pm Email: ken.baerenklau@ucr.edu Also by appointment. TA : Jingjing Wang (Graduate Student in Environmental Sciences) Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00 – 3:00pm in Geology 2460G (also by appointment) Email: jwang030@student.ucr.edu Course Objectives This course focuses on the theory and practice of environmental economics at the advanced undergraduate level. Economic principles taught in introductory microeconomics are applied to problems of managing natural resources and the environment with particular emphasis given to pollution control. Topics include environment-economy interactions, social choice theory, market failure, abatement costs, damage valuation, and efficient pollution control. Alternative environmental policy mechanisms are compared and evaluated in terms of efficiency and equity criteria. Course Website The course is registered as a Blackboard course at http://www.ilearn.ucr.edu . Most course materials, including homework assignments, will be posted on this website in PDF format. You must have an active UCR account to access the website and a PDF reader installed on your computer to view the files. Instructions for obtaining a free PDF reader are posted on the website. You are responsible for accessing all documents posted on the website. If you ever have difficulties that neither you nor your classmates can resolve, contact the professor or the TA. Readings
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syllabus09 - ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS ENSC/ECON-143A, Fall...

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