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Picking a Winner — Economics in Environmental Policy Analysis

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Course Description:

In forging environmental policy, federal and state laws require decision makers to strike a balance among multiple interests, including human health and safety, environmental protection, and economic costs and benefits. In this course, we'll use case studies to understand what economic analysis goes into policy decisions, how the analyses work, and how they influence environmental policy. Our class work will consider logistical barriers, benefits and drawbacks of various policy options. We'll investigate how policies such as cap-and-trade, congestion pricing, and fishing quotas are determined, and evaluate their effectiveness in protecting our natural resources.


Tuition: $35.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Tuesdays, Oct. 15, 22, 29
*1:00 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Monica Galligan teaches Environmental Economics, Environmental Policy and Geographic Information Systems at both CSUMB and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She serves on the board of the Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust.