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    Feb 23, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
    
American University Catalog 2023-2024

SIS-652 Introduction to Environmental Economics (3)


An analysis of the relationship between economic activity and the natural environment. The course focuses on using economic theory to address environmental policy issues. Policy measures for regulating pollution and managing common property resources are explored, including emission taxes, tradable pollution permits, and property rights solutions. Applications to global environmental issues such as climate change and local environmental problems are emphasized. Students gain an understanding of the meaning of efficiency and sustainability and the types of policies required to achieve them. Crosslist: ECON-679 . Usually Offered: fall. Grading: A-F only. Prerequisite: ECON-600  or ECON-603 .