Courses

*Environmental Science and Public Policy 90Z. Climate Policy—Past, Present, and Future

What’s the optimal way to curb carbon emissions? Should we price fossil or subsidize low-carbon energy? What’s the role of solar geoengineering? What should it be? What will it be? The course has two goals: to provide a set of tools to approach these and many other fundamental  climate policy questions, and to help us distinguish positive ("what will be") from normative ("what should be") analysis. Economics and political economy provide particularly powerful lenses through which to analyze climate policy—past,  present, and future.
Prerequisite: Ec 10

Professor: 

Gernot Wagner

Season: 

Fall

Days: 

M

Time: 

3:00-5:45

Course ID: 

203663

Subject Area: 

Environmental Science and Public Policy

Research Areas: 

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