Teaching (2017-2018)

Environmental Studies 55: Ecological Economics
Offered Winter 2018 in the 10 hour
This course examines the links between economic and ecological systems with an emphasis on the interplay between values and institutions in environmental problem-solving. Concepts pertaining to welfare economics, common pool resources, ecosystem valuation, and environmental ethics are developed and applied to problems such as fisheries and forest management, biodiversity conservation, and global environmental change. The course emphasizes the relationship between economic growth, ecosystem services, and human flourishing in the definition and pursuit of sustainable development. Prerequisites: Economics 1 or 2; Math 3 or the equivalent; Environmental Studies 2 or 3; or permission of the instructor. Distributive category: SOC.