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AREC 575
Economic Evaluation of Water and Environmental Policy


Professor: Bonnie Colby
Office: Chávez Rm. 425

Phone: 621-4775







Course Description

Uses economic theory and methods to analyze the incentives generated by public policies, including: measuring social costs and benefits; the economic rationale for public policies; non-market valuation methods; efficient resource pricing; and least cost attainment of policy objectives. Focus on U.S. environmental regulations, water and public land management.

Prerequisite: One full semester of natural resource economics or microeconomics (AREC 217 or AREC 376 or ECON 201A, ECON 300, 361, or equivalent). Calculus (MATH 113, MATH 124, or MATH 125) or equivalent recommended.

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12:30 - 1:45

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Held before and after class, extra hours to be announced in class. Students are welcome to make appointments with the instructor, in addition to regular office hours.

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