Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

ECON 607 - ECON OF ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

Long Title: THE ECONOMICS OF ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Department: Economics
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Degree(s):
Master of Energy Economics
Description: This course provides students with an introduction to, and overview of, policies to protect environmental resources against emissions from energy production and use and hazardous wastes. The first part of the course will present an economic analysis of the costs and benefits of using different types of policies to control emissions from fossil fuel use. The remainder of the course, taught from a practitioner's perspective, will discuss the interrelationship between science, institutions and politics when designing environmental policy. The focus will be on problems associated with oil and gas production - especially water contamination and use - and hazardous waste disposal.