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SS 442 — Environmental Economics and Policy

3 credits; 3 lecture hours

The foundations of environmental and natural resource economics are examined. Current economic approaches to the valuation of environmental issues, including economic incentive policies, internalization of environmental costs, public policy, and related multilateral trade issues, are discussed. Students analyze property rights as well as uses and restrictions of the global commons.
Prerequisite(s): SS 141 or SS 242.