Go to Main Content

Brown University



Catalog Entries


Spring 2020
Jun 23, 2021
Transparent Image
  Select the Course Number to get further detail on the course. Select the desired Schedule Type to find available classes for the course.

ENVS 1350 - Environmental Economics and Policy
This course equips students with theoretical and empirical tools to analyze environmental issues from the perspective of economics. First, we review when and why the markets fail, competing policy solutions (e.g., cap-and-trade), and cost-benefit analysis. Second, we survey methods to quantify the benefits of environmental regulations, including revealed and stated preference methods, a primer on climate-economy modeling, and a real-world application in a class research project. Third, we study the costs of environmental regulations. We conclude with advanced policy considerations (e.g., trans-boundary pollutants), private market solutions/corporate social responsibility, and select special topics (e.g., resources and economic development).
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Primary Meeting

Inst. Brown for Env. and Soc. Department

Return to Previous New Search XML Extract
Transparent Image
Skip to top of page