PAI 777 Lectures

Spring 2024


    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 — 1/17/2024 — What is Environmental Economics?


Tools of Economic Analysis

Lecture #2 — 1/22/2024 — Market Failures

Lecture #3 — 1/24/2024 — Modeling Pollution

MAC spreadsheet from class


Government Intervention in Environmental Policy

Lecture #4 — 1/29/2024 — The Coase Theorem

solution to MAC with MD example

Lecture #5 — 1/31/2024 — Liability Law/Command and Control Policies

Lecture #6 — 2/5/2024 — Taxes & Subsidies

Lecture #7 — 2/7/2024 — Emission Fees

Lecture #8 — 2/12/2024 — Transferable Discharge Permits

2024 Trading example spreadsheet

2020 Trading example spreadsheet

Lecture #9 — 2/14/2024 — Permit Trading Examples

Permit trading slides from class

Lecture #10 — 2/19/2024 — Policy Instrument Choice: Theory

Lecture #11 — 2/21/2024 — Policy Instrument Choice: Water

Lecture #12 — 2/26/2024 — Behavioral Economics and Energy Efficiency

Lecture #13 — 2/28/2024 — Behavioral Economics and Energy Efficiency/Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy

Lecture #14 — 3/4/2024 — Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy


Valuing Environmental Benefits and Costs

Lecture #15 — 3/6/2024 — Valuing Environmental Benefits: Revealed Preference Approaches

Lecture #16 — 3/18/2024 — Valuing Environmental Benefits: Stated Preference Approaches

Lecture #17 — 3/20/2024 — Stated Preference Approaches: Estimating Benefits

Lecture #18 — 3/25/2024 — Estimating Benefits/Costs of Environmental Policy

Lecture #19 — 3/27/2024 — Benefit-Cost Analysis

Discounting example

Lecture #20 — 4/1/2024 — Benefit-Cost Analysis


Energy Resources

Lecture #21 — 4/3/2024 — Energy Pricing

Energy pricing slides

Energy pricing worksheet

Lecture #22 — 4/8/2024 — Alternative Energy Technologies

Alternative Energy slides

Lecture #23 — 4/10/2024 — Energy Technology Policy

Energy Technology Policy slides


The Environment in Developing Countries

Lecture #24 — 4/15/2024 — Growth and the Environment

Lecture #25 — 4/17/2024 — Environmental Issues in Developing and Emerging Economies


International Environmental Policies

Lecture #26 — 4/22/2024 — Policies to Promote Environmental Protection in Developing Countries

Lecture #27 — 4/24/2024 — Trade and the Environment