Course Description

470.771 - Climate Change Economics

This course will examine the key issues, concepts and applications of economic analysis to climate change mitigation and adaptation policy development and implementation at the sub national and national levels. It will include concepts, techniques and case histories of microeconomic, macroeconomic, and distributional impact analysis as applied to specific sector based policies and measures and related policy instruments, as well as broader approaches for assessment and management of economic security. Emphasis will be on comprehensive understanding and skill development as applied to real world policy and business applications, including current economic, energy and environmental issues and assessments. Students do not need advanced economic, science, policy, or quantitative training for the course, but should have basic exposure to concepts and skills in these areas to support learning experiences and skill development.