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Environmental Policy and Economics

Meets Energy Minor Requirements

Core - Social Science

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Investigates the proper role of government in the regulation of the environment. Explores the tools necessary to estimate the costs and benefits of environmental regulations and to evaluate a series of current policy questions regarding air and water pollution, the costs of climate change in the US and abroad, and the trade-offs between possible approaches to addressing environmental concerns. Focuses on both conceptual thinking and quantitative evaluation of environmental issues and policies. Completion of 14.30 or equivalent statistics subject strongly recommended.

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