*GOV 94CP. Political Economy of the Environment


  • Professor: Alexander Gard-Murray
  • Term: Spring
  • Time: TBA
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 207736
  • Subject Area: Government

This course will apply the tools of political economy to the study of environmental policymaking, both in the United States and around the world. How are different interests represented in the creation and implementation of environmental policy? What makes some countries more active on environmental issues? When do businesses choose to support environmental action? Why do some kinds of environmental problems seem easier to solve than others? We will study these questions with a range of contemporary and historical case studies, drawing on both the academic literature and accounts from activists, lobbyists, and policymakers.