ECON 260B Environmental Economics (PhD, Dept. of Economics) [Syllabus]
This PhD-level course covers key theoretical and empirical results in environmental economics. It focuses on how theoretical insights can inform and be subjected to rigorous empirical tests. Theoretical topics include optimal environmental policy; cost-effective environment policy and instrument choice; second-best environment policy; equilibrium sorting; directed technical change; trade and environmental policy. Empirical applications include hedonic, cost of illness, sorting, and sufficient statistic methods.
ESM 229 Economics and Policy of Climate Change (Masters, Bren School) [Syllabus]
Anthropogenic climate change presents some of the biggest challenges facing modern society. Economics can provide a powerful intellectual foundation for understanding and analyzing many of these challenges. This course employs insights and tools from economics to study problems around climate change impacts, the design of mitigation and adaptation policies, and the consequences of these policies. The course builds on key concepts from environmental and natural resource economics but also draws from other fields in economics.
ECON 115 Environmental Economics (Undergraduate, Dept. of Economics) [Syllabus]
This course introduces students to key concepts in environmental economics and its application to environmental policy design. Topics include optimal environmental policy; cost-effective policy and instrument choice; and valuation techniques for environmental goods and services. We further cover timely environmental policy discussions in California, the U.S., and around the world.