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Environmental Economics and Conservation

Interested in learning more about how economics apply to environmental issues and can guide conservation practice and policy? Join your colleagues and friends at the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation

Environmental Economics
Urvashi Kaul, Assistant Director, Center for Economic Transformation at NYCEDC &
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University

This course provides an introduction to environmental economics, discussing the basic principles of microeconomics as they apply to environmental issues and analyzing case studies that illustrate how economics can guide conservation practice and policy. The class discussion also includes a review of solutions to such market failures, such as taxes and subsidies, fees and quotas, especially tradeable emissions permits, e.g., carbon markets.
Meets: Tuesdays 9, 16, 23, 30, and June 6 (6:10-8:10PM)

Urvashi Kaul, as a New York City Economic Development Corporation Assistant Director, evaluates economic and fiscal impact of development policies, projects and events. Kaul conducts and oversees economic research and analyses. She also supervises and trains staff and produces publications on New York City’s economy. Previously, she was an Economist for Fiscal and Budget Studies at the Office of the New York City Comptroller. Since 2001, Kaul has taught graduate level courses in economics and finance at Columbia and Pace University. Kaul has also worked in the nonprofit sector in New York and India in the areas of peace studies and development.

This first session is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend the full 10-hour course.

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Contact Desmond Beirne for more information:
cerc@columbia.edu or 212-854-0149.

This course is part of CERC’s Certificate Program in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability. Courses may be taken on an individual basis or you may pursue the full 12-course Certificate.

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Eithan
11 years ago

It’s really great step taken by Urvashi Kaul, Assistant Director, Center for Economic Transformation at NYCEDC &Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. This course provides an introduction to environmental economics, discussing the basic principles of microeconomics as they apply to environmental issues and analyzing case studies that illustrate how economics can guide conservation practice and policy. I think we also should support to PALS because PALS are working for Environmental issues in india. [http://www.pals.in]

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