Classes

ECON 3116: Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

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.

Primarily for graduate students in economics or related fields with environmental interests. Offered jointly with the Kennedy School as API-905Y.

FRSEMR 70E: Climate Change Economics: Analysis and Decisions

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019
Climate change is one of the most difficult problems facing humanity. A small sample of questions to be asked and answers attempted in this seminar includes the following. How do we analyze and decide what to “do” about climate change? What are the basic “models” combining economics with climate science, what are these models telling us, and how do we choose among their varying messages? How are risk and uncertainty incorporated? How do we estimate future costs of carbon-light technologies? How do we quantify damages, including ecosystem damages? Who pays for what? Why are discounting and the... Read more about FRSEMR 70E: Climate Change Economics: Analysis and Decisions

ECON 3116: Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

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.

Primarily for graduate students in economics or related fields with environmental interests. Offered jointly with the Kennedy School as API-905Y.