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Environmental Economics


A reading to learn about the economics of Earth’s environment and climate.

Students will read and discuss topics on the economics of the environment. These topics include the different approaches used by economists to analyse environmental issues, various applications of economic theory to environmental issues, techniques for economic analysis of the environment, and various environmental policy options. Students will study and analyse environmental policies for fisheries management, sustainable agriculture, and climate change.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Define sustainability and value in the context of environmental economics.
  2. Compare regulated and unregulated markets with respect to economic efficiency and environmental impacts.
About Tool
Tool Name Microeconomics and the Environment 
Discipline Economics  
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Economics, Economic Policies, Economic Growth, Microeconomics
Climate Topic Climate Economics 
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Jonathan M. Harris, Brian Roach and Anne-Marie Codur  
Hosted at Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University
Access Online/Offline
Computer Skills Intermediate


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