PAI 777 Lectures

Spring 2021


     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 — 2/8/2021 — What is Environmental Economics?


Tools of Economic Analysis

Lecture #2 — 2/10/2021 — Market Failures

Lecture #3 — 2/15/2021 — Modeling Pollution

MAC spreadsheet from class


Government Intervention in Environmental Policy

Lecture #4 — 2/17/2021 — Modeling Pollution/The Coase Theorem

Lecture #5 — 2/22/2021 — Liability Law/Command and Control Policies

Lecture #6 — 2/24/2021 — Command and Control/Taxes & Subsidies

Lecture #7 — 3/1/2021 –Emission Fees

Lecture #8 — 3/3/2021 — Transferable Discharge Permits

Trading example spreadsheet

Lecture #9 — 3/8/2021 — Permit Trading Examples

Permit trading slides from class

Lecture #10 — 3/10/2021 — Policy Instrument Choice: Theory

Lecture #11 — 3/15/2021 — Policy Instrument Choice: Water

Lecture #12 — 3/17/2021 — Behavioral Economics and Energy Efficiency

Lecture #13 — 3/22/2021 — Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy


Valuing Environmental Benefits and Costs

Lecture #14 — 3/24/2021 — Valuing Environmental Benefits: Revealed Preference Approaches

Lecture #15 — 3/29/2021 — Valuing Environmental Benefits: Revealed & Stated Preference Approaches

Lecture #16 — 3/31/2021 — Valuing Environmental Benefits: Stated Preference Approaches & Estimating Benefits

Lecture #17 — 4/5/2021 — Estimating Benefits/Costs of Environmental Policy

Lecture #18 — 4/7/2021 — Benefit-Cost Analysis

Lecture #19 — 4/12/2021 — Benefit-Cost Analysis

Discounting example


Energy Resources

Lecture #20 — 4/14/2021 — Energy Pricing

Energy pricing slides

Energy pricing worksheet

Lecture #21 — 4/19/2021 — Alternative Energy Technologies

Energy technology slides: part 1

Lecture #22 — 4/26/2021 — Alternative Energy Technologies

Energy technology slides: part 2


The Environment in Developing Countries

Lecture #23 — 4/28/2021 — Growth and the Environment

Lecture #24 — 5/3/2021 — Environmental Issues in Developing and Emerging Economies


International Environmental Policies

Lecture #25 — 5/5/2021 — Policies to Promote Environmental Protection in Developing Countries

Lecture #26 — 5/10/2021 — International Trade Agreements


Political Economy

Lecture #27 — 5/12/2021 — The Political Economy of Environmental Policy