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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 14.42 (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Environmental Policy and Economics 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate / Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Economics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Michael Greenstone 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 14.42 / 14.420 Environmental Policy and Economics



    Spring 2004




    Course Highlights


    This course features problem sets and, in the study materials section, a comprehensive exam review.


    Course Description


    This course explores the proper role of government in the regulation of the environment. It will help students develop the tools to estimate the costs and benefits of environmental regulations. These tools will be used to evaluate a series of current policy questions, including: Should air and water pollution regulations be tightened or loosened? What are the costs of climate change in the U.S. and abroad? Is there a "Race to the Bottom" in environmental regulation? Students will help design and execute a cutting edge research project that tests whether air pollution causes infant mortality. To gain real world experience, the course will include a guest lecture from a former EPA plant inspector and is tentatively scheduled to include a visit to a local polluting plant.


    Technical Requirements


    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .dta.

     

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