Environmental Economics and Government Responses to Market Failure OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Level Economics Course by MIT

Published Feb 26, 2009

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Learn about the impact of government regulation with this free Economics OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 'Environmental Economics and Government Responses to Market Failure' looks at both the theory and historical precedent for government reactions to market failure, particularly with regard to the environment. This graduate-level MIT course can be beneficial to students pursuing an Economics or environmental studies degree.

Environmental Economics and Government Responses to Market Failure: Course Specifics

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Environmental Economics and Government Responses to Market Failure: Course Description

The role of the government in interceding in market behavior continues to be a hotly debated issue. This online OpenCourseWare class from MIT in Cambridge looks at how government intervention in the form of environmental regulations affects market behavior. Professor Michael Greenstone of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology presents students with access to several in-depth research papers he has contributed to in this field. Topics include the effect of the Clean Air Act on the housing market and its impact on industrial activity. The course also provides some information on non-environmental subjects, such as the effects of financial market regulation with the 1964 Securities Act. The papers can be accessed free of charge by following the links in the readings section and then clicking Professor Greenstone's name on the resulting faculty page. This research can serve as valuable study material to students working on a Master of Economics degree.

Research papers and a bibliography of further readings are provided free with this course material. To learn more, visit the environmental economics and market failure course page.

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