14.42 Environmental Policy and Economics
Investigates the proper role of government in the regulation of the environment. Presents tools necessary to estimate the costs and benefits of a variety of environmental policies. Focuses on both conceptual thinking and quantitative evaluation of environmental issues. Gives particular attention to climate change: defines the major concepts underlying the climate problem; examines the measurement of climate damages as well as the costs of mitigating them; and discusses the various policy options available to communities, countries, and international coalitions. Completion of 14.30 or equivalent statistics subject strongly recommended.
This class has 14.01 as a prerequisite.
14.42 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by S. Stolper.
Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in E51-372.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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