Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021

     

ECON 485 901 (CRN: 13692)

ECON, CONSERVATION & PANDEMICS

Long Title: THE ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABILITY, CONSERVATION, AND PANDEMICS
Department: Economics
Instructor: Loch-Temzelides, Ted P.
Meeting: 11:00AM - 11:50AM MWF FULLY ONLINE (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: ECON 200
Section Max Enrollment: 30
Section Enrolled: 30
Enrollment data as of: 28-JUN-2022 4:59AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Take-Home Exam
Final Exam Time:
14-DEC-2021  
7:00PM - 10:00PM T TBA TBA
 
Description: This course will cover issues related to conservation, sustainability and pandemics from an economics point of view. Topics will include the need for conservation policies and planning, how science informs conservation strategies, incentives and the design of conservation agreements, and the role of deforestation and wildlife markets in pandemic emergence. Policies to reduce the likelihood of pandemic emergence, as well as the effects of pandemics like influenza, HIV, and COVID-19 on the global economy will also be discussed. Recommended Prerequisite(s): MATH 212