EconS 582 – Environmental Economics, Fall 2021


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Syllabus

How to Design a Research Project
Structure of the Report
Evaluation Sheet for Oral Presentation
List of Papers – Presentations
Research Paper
Giving talks

Homework #1 [ February 3rd]

Homework #2 [February 24th]
Homework #3  [March 13th]
Homework #4  [April 13th]

Introduction [January 13th]
Efficiency and Markets [January 13th]
Simple Externalities Examples [January 15th]
Externalities (MWG) [January 15th]
The Problem of Social Cost, R. Coase (1960) [January 15th]
Discussion – Coase (1960) [January 15th]
A Solution to the Problem of Externalities When Agents Are Well-Informed [January 22nd]
Varian’s Paper 1994 [January 22nd]
Public Goods: A survey of Experimental Research [January 27th]
Game Theory for Playing Games: Sophistication in a negative-externality experiment [January 27th]
Individual Decision Making in a Negative Externality Experiment
Discussion – Spraggon and Oxoby (2009) [January 27th]
Chapter 6 Kolstad – Property Rights [January 29th]
Information and the Coase Theorem. Farrell (1987) [January 29th]
Variance – Farrell
Case Study: How climate change is increasing forest fires around the world [February 3rd]
Chapter 7 Kolstad – Pigovian Fees [February 3rd]
Xepapadeas (1991)Environmental policy under imperfect information [February 3th]
Segerson (1988)Uncertainty and incentives for nonpoint pollution control [February 5th] Case Study
CH 8 and CH 9 Kolstad – Environmental Policy [February 10th]
Oates et al. (1989)The net benefits of incentive based regulation
Kolstad et al. (1990)Substitutes or complements [February 10th]
Case Study: Judge’s Ruling on Gulf Oil Spill Lowers Ceiling on the Fine BP Is Facing [February 10th]
Weitzman (1974)Prices vs Quantities
R.Stavins (1996)Correlated Uncertainty and Policy Instrument Choice
Roberts et al. (1976)Effluent charges and licenses under uncertainty [February 12th]
Kwerel (1977)To tell the Truth [February 12th]
Smolensky et al (1968) – The Prisoner’s Dilemma and Ghetto Expansion
Barret (1999)International Cooperation and the International Commons [April 1st]
Case Study: The Aarhus Convention [April 1st]
Ulph (1996)Environmental Policy and International Trade when Governments and Producers Act Strategically [April 6th]
Kennedy (1994)Equilibrium Pollution Taxes in Open Economies with Imperfect Competition [April 8th]
Case Study: Environmental Effects of International Trade [April 8th]
Apesteguia, J. (2006) Does Information Matter in the Commons? Experimental Evidence, PDF – Presentation [April 13th]
Case Study: Ground Water Basin Management [April 13th]
Mason, C. and S. Polasky (1994)- Entry deterrence in the commons, PDF – Presentation [April 13th]
Espinola-Arredondo and Munoz-Garcia (2010)- Can Incomplete Information Lead to Under-exploitation in the Commons?, PDF – Presentation [April 15th]

 Students’ Presentations (February 19th – March 30th):

Students’ Final Presentations: