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dc.contributor.author Greenstone, Michael en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004-06
dc.identifier 14.42-Spring2004
dc.identifier local: 14.42
dc.identifier local: 14.420
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-b717876de62f4fcff98533c83979c9fa
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/73645
dc.description.abstract This course explores the proper role of government in the regulation of the environment. It will help students develop the tools to estimate the costs and benefits of environmental regulations. These tools will be used to evaluate a series of current policy questions, including: Should air and water pollution regulations be tightened or loosened? What are the costs of climate change in the U.S. and abroad? Is there a "Race to the Bottom" in environmental regulation? Students will help design and execute a cutting edge research project that tests whether air pollution causes infant mortality. To gain real world experience, the course will include a guest lecture from a former EPA plant inspector and is tentatively scheduled to include a visit to a local polluting plant. en_US
dc.language en-US en_US
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dc.subject economics en_US
dc.subject policy en_US
dc.subject environment en_US
dc.subject environmental economics en_US
dc.subject public policy en_US
dc.subject cost-benefit analysis en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject government en_US
dc.subject safety en_US
dc.subject health en_US
dc.subject regulation en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject public goods en_US
dc.subject pollution en_US
dc.subject taxes en_US
dc.subject green en_US
dc.subject risk en_US
dc.subject liability en_US
dc.subject industry en_US
dc.subject kuznets curves en_US
dc.subject trade en_US
dc.subject competition en_US
dc.subject growth en_US
dc.subject double dividend en_US
dc.subject accounting en_US
dc.subject hedonic en_US
dc.subject valuation en_US
dc.subject global warming en_US
dc.subject cost en_US
dc.subject 14.42 en_US
dc.subject 14.420 en_US
dc.title 14.42 / 14.420 Environmental Policy and Economics, Spring 2004 en_US
dc.title.alternative Environmental Policy and Economics en_US


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