Natural Resource Economics

Spring 2015

Week

Topic

#1 -  January 12

The Resource Paradox

#2 -  January 19

The Economic Approach

#3 -  January 26

Evaluating Trade-Offs

#4 -  February 2

Valuing the Environment

#5 -  February 9

Dynamic Efficiency and Sustainable Development                

#6 -  February 16

Depletable Resource Allocation

#7 -  February 23

Population

#8 -  March 2

Oil Resources, natural gas, OPEC and cartel behavior, climate change.

#9 -  March 9

#10 - March 16

Recyclable Resources

          March 23

                   Spring Break

#11 – March 30

Water

#12 - April 6

Land

#13 - April 13

Agriculture and Food

#14 - April 20

Forests

#15 - April 27

Fish