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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Social & Historical Studies
Course Number: LECO 3040
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
This course aims at equipping students with economic methods and tools necessary to analyze current environmental issues. It examines theoretical analysis with discussion of a broad range of topics in environmental and natural resource economics. The course presents methodological issues and evaluation of environmental policy. It discusses cause of environmental problems e.g. market failure, property rights, policy failures, and reviews the welfare economics concepts including economic efficiency and market in terms of benefits and costs. We will examine Neo-classical and Ecological views on sustainability. This course also covers particular issues of current interest such as promotion of clean energy, transition to a greener economy and its social dimensions with specific emphasis on green economy and its implications for labor markets. Topics such as an introduction to ecological economics, climate change, water and air pollution, resource depletion, externalities, the economic critique of growth, the potential for government failure, incentive-based regulations, and opportunities for sustainable development are examined.
Open to Undergraduate students.