of California, Davis
ESP/ECL 212B: Environmental Policy
Department of Environmental Science & Policy
2104 Wickson Hall
ESP Office 2132 Wickson Hall
Office hours: By
appointment most days of the week--arrange by email.
Class Meetings: Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 A.M.-12:50 P.M. Wickson 2124
|* (4/30/12) Possible midterm topics:
Discounting (rationale, choice of rate, sensitivity of present value calculations)
Efficiency (link to the two basic value/ethical systems, First Thm of Welfare Economics)
Rational model (credibility, usefulness)
Open access resources (tragedy of the commons, collective action, property rights, policy responses)
Benefit-cost analysis (best practise, aresenic case study)
Valuation (total economic value, typology of value, typology of valuation methods)
* For an example of the kind of instructional videos I mentioned in class see the Kahn Academy website. Check out negative externalities or the tragedy of the commons.
I don't necessarily vouch for the quality or content here but
they are interesting starting points. Please let me know if you
come across other intriguing possibilities or examples.
Guidelines for assignments:
1. Essay: Sustainability
2. Essay: BCA3. Essay: Climate Change
4. Essay: Biodiversity