ECON 2505, Environmental Econ, sec D-729 Spr2015

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ECON 2505, Environmental Econ, sec D-729 Spr2015
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Social Science
Course Code
ECON 2505
Semester / Year
Spring 2015
Course Description

This interdisciplinary course examines current environmental issues from a macroeconomic perspective, focusing on both the long and short-term economic viability of various proposals to address current environmental challenges. While the discipline of Economics serves as a central focus, the course draws extensively from the perspectives of Sociology, Architectural Technology, Environmental Control Technology, Hospitality Management (sustainable tourism), and Sustainable Technology. Traditional goals of economic efficiency will be examined in the context of the need to expand renewable energy sources, green building design and construction, sustainable agriculture and trade, resource allocation and other efforts to combat climate change on a global scale. It focuses on both the long and short-term economic viability of various proposals to address current environmental challenges drawing upon the inherent interdisciplinary connection to these vital economic issues.

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“Don’t Expect Consumer Spending to be the Engine of Economic Growth it Once Was

Emmons argued that “several powerful trends suggest that American consumers may not be able to serve as the engine of economic growth like they did in the prosperous post-war era. These trends as identified by Emmons are lower wealth, s […] See More“Don’t Expect Consumer Spending to be the Engine of Economic Growth it Once Was

“Don’t Expect Consumer Spending to be the Engine of Economic Growth it Once Was

Emmons argued that “several powerful trends suggest that American consumers may not be able to serve as the engine of economic growth like they did in the prosperous post-war era. These trends as identified by Emmons are lower wealth, s […] See More“Don’t Expect Consumer Spending to be the Engine of Economic Growth it Once Was

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