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 analyze 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 analyze 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 the Tool

Tool Name Microeconomics and the Environment
Discipline Economics
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change and Economics; Microeconomics
Climate Topic Climate Change and Economics
Type of Tool Reading
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location  Global
Language English
Translation French
Developed by Jonathan M. Harris, Brian Roach and Anne-Marie Codur
Hosted at Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University
Link http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/education_materials/modules/Microeconomics_and_the_Environment.pdf
Access Online/Offline
Computer Skills Intermediate