|Course||Natural Resources Law and Economics - Law 576|
|Instructor||Dennis Cory View Faculty Page|
|Units||3 - Graded|
ECON 300 or ECON 361 (intermediate microeconomic theory)
A complex set of laws has developed to control the environmental risks posed by potentially polluting activities. Under these laws, environmental risk is controlled by a combination of ex ante regulation and ex post liability. In this course, a survey and an economic evaluation are presented of major environmental legislation designed to protect air, land and water resource quality.
Two short (5-7 pages) policy papers on an assigned topic.
|Type of Exam||
1 Mid-term and 1 Final Exam, each receiving 50% weight.
|Basis for grading||
Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E