14.420 Environmental Policy and Economics
Investigates the proper role of government in the regulation of the environment. Explores the tools necessary to estimate the costs and benefits of environmental regulations and to evaluate a series of current policy questions regarding air and water pollution, the costs of climate change in the US and abroad, and whether there is a "race to the bottom" in environmental regulation. Students help design and execute a research project that tests whether air pollution causes infant mortality. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments. Completion of 14.30 recommended.
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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