Economic analysis of environmental problems focusing on air, water, and land pollution. Emphasis is on analyzing the individual incentives that lead to pollution, the valuation of environmental quality amenities, and the design and evaluation of regulations that seek to improve environmental quality. Includes the economic analysis of global climate change. (Gen.Ed. SB)
Topics include hypothesis testing for two populations, analysis of variance for comparing three or more populations, simple linear regression, topics in multiple regression, and univariate time-series techniques like moving averages and exponential smoothing. Statistical software is used for advanced computations. Basic algebra required.