ECON 476

Natural Resource Economics and Development Policy

Natural resources and the environment and their role in economic development are hotly debated issues. For some countries the abundance of natural resources has been a curse, for others it has been a boon. This course will examine the issues surrounding changes in the environment in developing nations during the process of industrialization, trade-offs between economic growth and resource depletion, and sustainable development.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ECON 311;

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