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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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STS 267 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as ECON 267 ) This course examines environmental and natural resource issues from an economic perspective. Environmental problems and controversies are introduced and detailed, and then various possible policies and solutions to the problems are analyzed. Economic analyses will determine the effectiveness of potential policies and also determine the people and entities which benefit from (and are hurt by) these policies. The goal is for students to develop a framework for understanding environmental problems and then to learn how to analyze policy actions within that framework. Topics include water pollution, air pollution, species protection, externalities, the energy situation, and natural resource extraction. Paul Ruud.

Prerequisite(s): ECON 102  and permission of the instructor.

Recommended: ECON 209 .

Two 75-minute periods.



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