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    Jun 10, 2023  
American University Catalog 2018-2019 
American University Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SIS-652 Introduction to Environmental Economics (3)

This course provides an overview of the uses of economics in the context of environmental issues and of the key topics in environmental policy today. The course introduces the market forces that affect the environment and discusses the relative merits of different methods pollution control such as taxes or cap-and-trade. Students learn how to value the benefits and costs of an improvement in air quality or of the protection of a natural park. This knowledge is then applied to policy topics such as the links between economic growth and the environment, or the question of economic justice. Usually Offered: fall. Grading: A-F only. Prerequisite: ECON-603 .