POE-299T.1 Topics in Environmental Economics

Winter. Alt. years. A discussion-based course covering topics in renewable and nonrenewable resource use, sustainable yields in fisheries, transportation issues, management of endangered species, and land-use management (e.g., urban sprawl). Primary focus will be on issues of regional significance (e.g., conservation of Pacific salmon stocks, water-use management). Economic concepts covered include market failure, cost-benefit analysis, monetary evaulation of the environment, and sustainable economic development. (SOCIAL SCIENCE)


3 credits