Provides an introduction to ecological economics (an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and managing the ecology and economics of our world) and introduces/extends students’ understanding of sustainability (meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs). It reviews options for economically efficient allocation of resources that also protect the stock of natural capital over spatial and temporal space; and investigates the application of tools of analysis and solutions to a regional management problem in the American West. It includes fieldwork and may involve additional expense $$$. Students may choose to take this course for credit either in Economics (EC 271) or Environmental Studies (EV 341) if they meet the necessary prerequisite. (Fulfills one unit of the divisional requirement in the Social Sciences but not in the Natural Sciences.) May also count as a course within the Macroeconomics/International Theme (Not offered 2018-19).
Prerequisite: Economics 141/EV 141 and Economics 201. (Also listed as Environmental Program 341).
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