ENV 624b () / 2021-2022

Economics of Sustainability

Note: this course information is for the 2021-2022 academic year, not the current academic year (2020-2021).
Credits: 3

Spring 2022: Time and location TBA

Meeting the needs of future generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs” means allocating resources across and through time. Resource allocation is a central theme in economics. For over 100 years the economics literature has investigated allocating resources within a generation and between generations. The purpose of this course is to provide students with cores ideas form economics relevant to the conversation around sustainability and sustainable development. The course will address normative theory, ideas around sustainability (even before it was called that), initiatives for measuring sustainability (with some historical context), and touch on modern techniques for incorporating the environment in measures of social progress.