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ECON 320 - Resource and Environmental Economics


Prerequisites: ECON 111  or ECON 112 
Fulfills a course requirement in the economics core Concentration
This course examines how under certain situations free markets rather than government intervention are the best method to protect the environment. This is a unique way of looking at resources and environmental problems since most pundits believe that markets cause these problems. This class is a survey of the arguments in support of what is commonly referred to as “free market environmentalism.” The purpose of the course is to reveal how economists, in particular free market environmentalists, view resource and environment problems and how they would create environmental policy.

3 credits



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