syllabus_eco_330t_fall_2008_(rev8-29)

Syllabus_eco_330t_fa - ECO 330T Environmental Resources and Economic Growth University of Texas at Austin Fall 2008 Prof Sanford Marble Prof

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ECO 330T: Environmental Resources and Economic Growth University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2008 Prof. Sanford Marble Prof. contacts: TA: Noah Kaufman Office hours: 12-2pm MW Office hours: 11am-1pm Tuesdays Office: BRB 3.158 Office: BRB 4.122 Phone: (512) 475-9351 [email protected] [email protected] Course Description: The objective in this course is a practical economic understanding of the social issues that are associated with our use of environmental and natural resources. We will cover the range of economic ideas about how to deal with air and water pollution, depleted fisheries, aquifers, and forests, and the development of renewable substitutes for traditional energy sources. We will also discuss the economic underpinnings of different definitions of ‘sustainability’ with regards to the use of natural resources and to economic growth. Combining the economics of environmental resources and a study of economic growth leads to many new and topical ideas. For instance,
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course ECON 330 taught by Professor Marble during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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