14.420 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. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.
This class has 14.01 as a prerequisite.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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