ECON 490 J3 - Topics in Economics - Int'l Environmental Policy
Special topics in advanced economics within a variety of areas. See course schedule for topics. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 9 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: ECON 202; ECON 302 or ECON 303; MATH 220 or MATH 221 or other Calculus course. Some topics may require additional prerequisites, read the section text for each topic.
**RESTRICTION INFO: https://go.economics.illinois.edu/SpringRestrictions **DESCRIPTION: This course explores the economic basis of environmental problems and examines alternative policies aimed at reducing environmental degradation, with a special focus on global environmental problems. International environmental issues need special attention due to the fact most pollution can not be contained easily within political boundaries. Among the topics are the deficiencies in the market system and existing property-rights system that contribute to environmental problems, cases where public intervention offers the potential for improvement, cases amenable to market-based approaches, and the public-policy tools available to promote environmental goals.
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Course Level: Graduate