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Unformatted text preview: ECON 370: Environment & Resource Economics Class - Mon, Wed 10 - 11:30 a.m., 1400 CHEM Instructor: Vinay Ramani (firstname.lastname@example.org) Office Hours: Tue, Thur 10 - 11:30 a.m., Lorch M105 January 5, 2009 1 Course Objectives This is a one semester course in Environment and Resource Economics. Some of the topics on the environment part of this course are understanding environmental problems, valuing the environment and the methods of valuation, cost-benefit analysis, externalities and market failures, correcting market failures, and environmental policy and regulation. On the resources part of the course we will spend some time on depletable and renewable resources, recyclable resources, and common-pool resources. Though the course is titled Environment and Resource Economics, approximately three-fourth of the class time will be devoted to environmental economics and the remaining one-fourth of the time will be devoted to resource economics. I shall always be available for consultation and help. Please do not hesitate to set up an appointment with me if you are having trouble with the material or otherwise. Email is the best way to reach me. My office phone number is 734-647-6695....
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