Natural Resource Economics

Spring 2014

Week

Topic

#1 -  January 13

The Resource Paradox

#2 -  January 20

The Economic Approach

#3 -  January 27

Evaluating Trade-Offs

#4 -  February 3

Valuing the Environment

Homework 1

#5 -  February 10

Dynamic Efficiency and Sustainable Development                

#6 -  February 17

Depletable Resource Allocation

#7 -  February 24

Population

#8 -  March 3

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

#9 -  March 10

#10 - March 17

Recyclable Resources

          March 24

                   Spring Break

#11 – March 31

Water

Homework 2

#12 - April 7

Land

#13 - April 14

Agriculture and Food

Homework 3

#14 - April 21

Forests

#15 - April 28

Fish