Spring 2010

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-25


Katharine R. E. Sims (Section 01)


Students in this course will explore society’s use of the natural environment as a component of production and consumption. The allocation of exhaustible and renewable resources and the protection of environmental quality from an economic standpoint will be examined. Public policy avenues for controlling natural resource management and the environment will also be explored. Case studies include air pollution and acid rain, depletion of the ozone layer and the greenhouse effect, the solid waste crisis, and deforestation, among others.

Requisite: Economics 11. Limited to 50 students. Spring semester. Professor Sims.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2019, Fall 2021