Economics 219 - Environmental Economics

Environmental Economics

Theodore Gilliland

MW 03:15PM-04:30PM

Mount Holyoke College
Skinner Hall 210
In this class, we will use the lens of economic analysis to examine how environmental problems arise and what can be done to resolve them. This will include an assessment of relevant environmental policies (e.g., carbon tax & cap-and-trade programs), how these policies function, and what impacts they have on people and the economy. Topics include market failures and externalities, pollution, climate change, management of renewable and nonrenewable resources, sustainability, biodiversity, and others.

Prereq: ECON-110.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.