PAI 777 Lectures

Spring 2020


     As the semester progresses, a link to each lecture will be added to this page.  The link will include a summary of the main points from that day’s lecture.

Introduction

Lecture #1 — 1/13/2020 — What is Environmental Economics?


Tools of Economic Analysis

Lecture #2 — 1/15/2020 — Market Failures

Lecture #3 — 1/22/2020 — Modeling Pollution

MAC spreadsheet from class


Government Intervention in Environmental Policy

Lecture #4 — 1/27/2020 — Modeling Pollution/The Coase Theorem

Lecture #5 — 1/29/2020 — Command and Control Policies

Lecture #6 — 2/3/2020 — Command and Control/Taxes & Subsidies

Lecture #7 — 2/5/2020 — Taxes & Subsidies

Lecture #8 — 2/10/2020 — Transferable Discharge Permits

Trading results spreadsheet

Lecture #9 — 2/12/2020 — Permit Trading Examples

Permit trading slides from class

Lecture #10 — 2/17/2020 — Policy Instrument Choice: Theory

Lecture #11 — 2/19/2020 — Policy Instrument Choice: Water

Lecture #12 — 2/24/2020 — Water Policy/Environmental Federalism

Lecture #13 — 2/26/2020 — Behavioral Economics and Energy Efficiency

Lecture #14 — 3/2/2020 — Behavioral Economics & Energy Efficiency


Valuing Environmental Benefits and Costs

Lecture #15 — 3/4/2020 — Valuing Environmental Benefits: Revealed Preference Approaches

Lecture #16 — 3/9/2020 — Valuing Environmental Benefits: Stated Preference Approaches

Lecture #17 — 3/11/2020 — Estimating Benefits

Lecture #18 — 3/23/2020 — Estimating Costs/Benefit-Cost Analysis

Lecture #19 — 3/25/2020 — Benefit-Cost Analysis

Discounting example

Lecture #20 — 3/30/2020 — Benefit-Cost Analysis


Energy and Water Resources

Lecture #21 — 4/1/2020 — Energy Pricing/Alternative Energy Technologies

Energy pricing slides

Energy pricing worksheet

Lecture #22 — 4/6/2020 — Alternative Energy Technologies

Energy technology slides: part 1

Lecture #23 (part 1) — 4/8/2020 — Alternative Energy Technologies

Energy technology slides: part 2

Lecture #23 (part 2) — 4/8/2020 — Water as a Scarce Resource


The Environment in Developing Countries

Lecture #24 — 4/13/2020 — Growth and the Environment

Lecture #25 — 4/15/2020 — Environmental Issues in Developing and Emerging Economies


International Environmental Policies

Lecture #26 — 4/20/2020 — Policies to Promote Environmental Protection in Developing Countries

Lecture #27 — 4/22/2020 — International Trade Agreements


Political Economy

Lecture #28 — 4/27/2020 — The Political Economy of Environmental Policy