11.022J Regulation of Chemicals, Radiation, and Biotechnology


Class Info

Focuses on policy design and evaluation in the regulation of hazardous substances and processes. Includes risk assessment, industrial chemicals, pesticides, food contaminants, pharmaceuticals, radiation and radioactive wastes, product safety, workplace hazards, indoor air pollution, biotechnology, victims' compensation, and administrative law. Health and economic consequences of regulation, as well as its potential to spur technological change, are discussed for each regulatory regime. Students taking the graduate version are expected to explore the subject in greater depth.

This class has 1.801 as a prerequisite.

11.022J will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by N. Ashford and C. Caldart.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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