This course provides an introduction to environmental economics by exploring the economic effects of national or local environmental policies, answering questions such as: What are market compatible environmental policies? Why are such policies attractive? What happens when markets fail to allocate resources effectively? By the end of this course, you'll understand market failure, externalities, and private and social costs, applying these concepts to issues like recycling, species preservation, and climate change.
This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.