This domain is designed to introduce students to key contemporary issues in environmental economics. The domain is founded in economic theory and focuses on environmental policy. It covers economic analysis of the causes of environmental degradation, and regulatory instruments and policies that can be adopted to mitigate environmental problems. Applications of various approaches to real world environmental problems, technology choices, and policy measures will be presented in class to illustrate key concepts. It will also introduce students to global environmental concerns such as climate change. We’ll discuss non-market valuation techniques if time permits. The course comprises lectures, class discussions, student presentations, etc. Students are also expected to search for currently debated environmental problems and policies in India and other countries that would trigger discussions in the class.
Dr Sangeeta Bansal
Professor of Economics at the Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Professor at ISPP