ECON 7221 - The Economics of Climate Change

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2014

The course provides an understanding of climate change issues, especially the economics of climate change. It provides the tools to assess the relative merits of various climate change policies that will increasingly be put forward by governments and other stakeholders. On completion of this course students should be able to describe and articulate some of the key issues relating to climate change and demonstrate a knowledge of what economics can offer to policies aimed at mitigating its effects. Students should understand the role of economic instruments in designing appropriate climate change policies, the role of the Kyoto Protocol, and the issues of climate change from a developing country perspective. Finally, students should be able to undertake some independent research in the area of economics of climate change mitigation.

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