PAI 777 Lectures

Spring 2022


     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 — 1/24/2022 — What is Environmental Economics?


Tools of Economic Analysis

Lecture #2 — 1/26/2022 — Market Failures

Lecture #3 — 1/31/2022 — Modeling Pollution

MAC spreadsheet from class


Government Intervention in Environmental Policy

Lecture #4 — 2/2/2022 — Modeling Pollution/The Coase Theorem

Lecture #5 — 2/7/2022 — Liability Law/Command and Control Policies

Lecture #6 — 2/9/2022 — Command and Control/Taxes & Subsidies

Lecture #7 — 2/14/2022 –Emission Fees

Lecture #8 — 2/16/2022 — Transferable Discharge Permits

2022 Trading example spreadsheet

2020 Trading example spreadsheet

Lecture #9 — 2/21/2022 — Permit Trading Examples

Lecture #10 — 2/23/2022 — Policy Instrument Choice: Theory

Lecture #11 — 2/28/2022 — Policy Instrument Choice: Water

Lecture #12 — 3/2/2022 — Behavioral Economics and Energy Efficiency

Lecture #13 — 3/7/2022 — Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy

Lecture #14 — 3/9/2022 — Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy


Valuing Environmental Benefits and Costs

Lecture #15 — 3/21/2022 — Valuing Environmental Benefits: Revealed Preference Approaches

Lecture #16 — 3/23/2022 — Valuing Environmental Benefits: Stated Preference Approaches

Lecture #17 — 3/28/2022 — Estimating Benefits

Lecture #18 — 3/30/2022 — Costs of Environmental Policy/Benefit-Cost Analysis

Lecture #19 — 4/4/2022 — Benefit-Cost Analysis

Discounting example


Energy Resources

Lecture #20 — 4/6/2022 — Energy Pricing

Energy pricing slides

Energy pricing worksheet

Lecture #21 — 4/11/2022 — Alternative Energy Technologies

Energy technology slides: part 1

Lecture #22 — 4/13/2022 — Alternative Energy Technologies

Energy technology slides: part 2

Lecture #23 — 4/18/2022 — Water as a Scarce Resource


The Environment in Developing Countries

Lecture #24 — 4/20/2022 — Growth and the Environment

Lecture #25 — 4/25/2022 — Environmental Issues in Developing and Emerging Economies


International Environmental Policies

Lecture #26 — 4/27/2022 — Policies to Promote Environmental Protection in Developing Countries

Lecture #27 — 5/2/2022 — International Trade Agreements


Political Economy

Lecture #28 — 5/4/2022 — The Political Economy of Environmental Policy