This is an advanced research seminar on selected topics in environmental and resource economics. Emphasizes theoretical models, quantitative empirical analysis, and public policy applications. Includes presentations by invited outside speakers. Students prepare critiques of presented papers and prepare a research paper of their own. Prerequisites: This course is intended primarily for PhD students in economics, political economy and government, public policy, or related fields with interests in applications in the environmental and natural resource area. Prerequisites include a PhD-level...
Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Course October 4, 2020 - October 9, 2020
Climate Change and Energy Policy—a new Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program—will convene U.S. and international policymakers and corporate leaders to address the policy solutions and implications of one of the most critical global public policy issues of our time. This state-of-the-art program will provide deep insight into the science, economics, and policy of climate change—and into related topics involving energy production and use. Participants will engage with leading experts and have an opportunity for productive interaction with their peers.
Provides a survey, from the perspective of economics, of public policy issues associated with environmental protection and natural resources management. Lectures on conceptual and methodological topics are combined with examinations of specific resource and environmental issues, with particular focus on global climate change economics and policy. Prerequisite: Introductory microeconomics.
Also offered by the Economics Department as Ec 1661.