Economics of Global Warming

ECON 1340 S01 [CRN: 17189]

The problem of global warming can be usefully be described with the following simple economic model. We face a tradeoff between current consumption, future consumption, and future climate, have preferences over consumption and future climate and would like to choose our optimal climate/consumption bundle. This course is organized around filling in the details required to make this model useful, characterizing the optimal climate/consumption path suggested by the model, and finally, investigating policies to achieve the optimal path.
Fall 2017
08:30 - 09:50 Mon, Wed - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017