F&ES 804b/ECON 737/330/EVST330 / 2018-2019

Economics of Environmental & Natural Resource Management

Credits: 3

Spring 2019: M,W, 10:30-11:45, TBA


This course uses economic theory and empirical evidence to address pollution control, nonrenewable resource extraction, and renewable resource management. The course teaches students how to apply economics to real-world problems. The pollution section explains the origin of externalities, and their optimal regulation. The nonrenewable resource section focuses on how markets consume resources of limited size over time with applications to fossil fuels, metals, and minerals. The renewable resource section covers the management of water, land, and ecosystems. 

F&ES 804 is a prerequisite for:
F&ES 954: Management Plans for Protected Areas (includes Friday and Saturday Field trips)
F&ES 969: Rapid Assessments in Forest Conservation